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Walmart Planning to Launch ‘Plus’ Service to Compete with Amazon Prime

Walmart Plus launching in July

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Walmart Plus will reportedly roll out to consumers this July to go up against Amazon Prime, offering same-day grocery delivery and more perks…

Rumor has it Amazon is about to get some fierce competition. According to multiple news reports, Walmart will introduce a new service, branded as Walmart+, sometime in July. It will supposedly cost $98 per year, which is less expensive than Amazon’s Prime $119 annual subscription fee.

Walmart Plus Launching in July to Compete with Amazon Prime

Reportedly, the most enticing perk is unlimited same-day grocery delivery from Walmart Supercenters. Other perks include reserved parking spots for Walmart+ members, along with a limited version of Walmart Express. (The latter is a service that includes two-hour deliveries of certain merchandise in select cities.)

The new Walmart Plus might also include other benefits, such as fuel discounts at Walmart gas stations. And possibly, a new way for in-store shoppers to scan and purchase items without the need to go through checkouts. What’s more, the subscription service could also include some type of video streaming; this, after Walmart sold off Vudu.

Although there’s reportedly a number of advantages, and a competitive price point, it will ultimately be up to consumers to decide if it’s worthwhile. 

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