“Walmart to give heavy competition to Amazon by introducing Free next day delivery”
Walmart sellers can now rejoice as Walmart has announced free next day delivery services without membership in the US. This obviously refers to Amazon’s one-day delivery where the customers are required to pay a £79 prime membership fee for the entire year, to get eligible for the accelerated delivery promise.
This was a counterstroke to Amazon after it introduced to cut the delivery speed to half of the customers in the US. Walmart declaring its one-day free shipping services is an attempt to compete with Amazon’s last mile services in the US.
Walmart’s Latest Free next day delivery services to be enjoyed by 75% of US population
The Walmart free next day delivery would be available to Walmart.com customers of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Southern California. It will expand its reach gradually over the coming months and has an estimated plan of reaching at least 75% of the US population by the end of this year. The population coverage includes targeting 40-50 major metro cities of the US.
Walmart claims that their next day delivery offers an awesome shopping experience to the customers and they would get the chance to shop from 2,20,000 items. These items that are listed would be among the most frequently purchased items that range from diapers, household daily needs to electronic products and toys. Furthermore, product assortment would be also added. But it is only available on orders of $35 and above and also depending on the customer location.
How does Walmart Free next day delivery work?
- Customer visiting Walmart.com should visit the next day delivery page to view items eligible for Walmart free one-day delivery.
- After adding the items to the cart, the customer should check that every item added should be eligible to next day delivery in order to qualify.
Next day delivery will not cost Walmart more
Walmart next day delivery would be a win-win situation for both the customer and the marketplace as it will cost both of them less. It’s because the eligible items come from one single fulfillment center that is nearest to the customer location. The ordered products travel via ground shipping and that too at a very inexpensive price.
Walmart has built network fulfillment centers across US to make the free Next-day delivery a reality for all the US customers. Walmart also said in its statement that they are strategically building more fulfillment centers based on the location from where they are getting more orders.