Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Walmart Announces Free One-Day Delivery Service

(image via Wikipedia)

It looks like Walmart is trying to one-up Amazon by offering free one day delivery service.

The Verge is reporting that you will soon be able to order online from a list of over 220,000 items, and an order of $35 or more gets your order to you in a day with no delivery fee.

The service is currently available in my town, Las Vegas, as well as Phoenix, Arizona, before rolling out in Southern California.

It will be interesting to see how the competition breaks down between Amazon and Walmart. While Amazon doesn't have a minimum spend limit for each free delivery, you do have to pony up $119 a year for Amazon Prime membership.

Which I've done for years, by the way...

Amazon recently announced plans to get items ordered by Amazon Prime members to customers in one day, rather than the current two-day window.

Now, I don't do Walmart for a number of reasons.

A study done by the Northwest Community group estimates that a Walmart opening up in a local town will actually decrease the community’s economic output over 20 years by an estimated $13 million.

Plus, folks in Wisconsin looked at the wages Walmart employees there made and the news wasn't good. Walmart workers in the state rely on at least $9.5 million a year to subsidize medicaid for workers.



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