I wrote about the launch of Walmart+ in October and asked that the media stop calling it an Amazon Prime killer.
That’s because Walmart+ did not offer any shipping benefit on Walmart.com, it just offered free delivery from stores on $35+ orders. My local Walmart never seems to have open delivery slots, so the benefit was worthless for me.
But that’s all changing on Friday.
That adds a ton of value to Walmart+. You can signup for a free trial of Walmart+ here, though you may want to wait until Friday to do so!
Delivery from Walmart stores will still have a $35 minimum order requirement.
It’s great to see more competition in the free shipping space! I just couldn’t understand how Walmart expected to be able to compete with Amazon without something like this.
Now the real question is will people pay for an Amazon Prime and a Walmart+ membership?
In October 91% of DansDeals readers said they would not signup for Walmart+ at $98 per year. Does today’s news change your mind? Does this make Walmart a real Amazon competitor?