New York (The Verge) — Walmart offers free one-day delivery in attempt to catch up with Amazon theverge.com/2019/5/14/1862….
Walmart will offer free one-day delivery on around 220,000 items on its online store with orders over $35. The retailer will roll it out to 75 percent of the US by the end of 2019, including 40 of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas.
The retailer’s announcement comes hot on the heels of Amazon’s decision to speed up its free delivery option for Prime members from two-day to one-day delivery. As of last week, Amazon’s new service is already available for select Prime items. While Walmart requires you to spend a minimum of $35 in order to quality for free delivery, Amazon has no minimum spend. Instead, Amazon requires you to pay a $119 annual fee for Prime.
Walmart is currently offering the new service in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and will come to Southern California in the coming days. The retailer expects the service to be available to 75 percent of the US by the end of 2019, including 40 of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas. — Jon Porter/@verge