June 29, 2016

21ST CENTURY SHOPPING: Walmart Is Offering a Free Trial for Its Amazon Prime ‘Killer’

The world’s largest retailer, looking to rev up online sales growth that has sagged in recent quarters, said on Tuesday it was as of Friday offering a free 30-day trial of ShippingPass. That annual subscription service, like Prime, offers members unlimited free two-day shipping (that was three days until recently for Walmart) and no order minimums. The program’s cost is $49 a year, compared to $99 for Amazon Prime.

It would take a lot to wean me off of Amazon Prime.

However, the VodkaWife recently switched from King Sooper’s $10 grocery delivery service to Walmart’s free grocery pickup service. She said that the selection was good-if-not-great, but that the food prices were generally lower — and on some items much lower.

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