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Can New Jet.com Rival Amazon? (Take a Poll) --> Maybe together with Walmart, they can!

submitted on July 21, 2015 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants", last updated 114 days ago by HouTex
Update 8/3/16: Walmart is in negotiations to acquire Jet.com and Hayneedle! See comments

Have you heard about this? What do you think?



A new membership shopping site launched today at https://jet.com/ that promises "club price savings" and prices lower than Amazon. Jet is open to everyone. You’ll get fast delivery, great savings, and world-class customer service without paying any kind of membership or annual fees. See the FAQs at https://jet.com/help-center/faq

The author of this article http://time.com/money/3966244/.....-shopping/ believes Amazon is better, although it was posted a year ago. The founder and CEO of Jet was co-founder of Diapers.com, which was purchased by Amazon in 2010. So the comments may not be totally unbiased...

1. How often do you order from Amazon?
 Often
 A few times a year
 Rarely
 Never
2. Do you shop Amazon with or without Prime membership?
 I'm a Prime Member
 No membership
3. Would you be interested in trying Jet.com?
 Yes
 No
 or See Results 

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  • 221039
    clover
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    Posted by clover on July 22, 2015
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    They mentioned it on the morning news the other day and found that Walmart was cheaper on many of the items you could purchase on jet.com.
  • 221044
    djhciskoski
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    Posted by djhciskoski on July 22, 2015
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    Walmart is usually the first place I look for a lot of the things I order online, which are not clothes for ME! Just ordered a vacuum that was about $100 less on WM than Kohl's, even with coupons.
  • 221159
    Goofy_Girl
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 24, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    Unless they offer all the other perks that Amazon does, like 2-Day Free Shipping, music, videos, movies, PrimePantry, etc. and grow to be as large with anywhere near as many sellers and available merchandise, then no, I doubt they will even be able to compete with Amazon.
  • 231268
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex 121 days ago
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    Update: Walmart is in negotiations to acquire Jet.com!

    According to this article - http://www.forbes.com/sites/ne.....7d13c6537b -

    "A deal with Jet could be a game changer" and "could help Walmart become the No. 2 online retailer and a threat to Amazon’s e-commerce dominance."
    A partnership with Jet would allow Walmart to benefit from Jet’s sophisticated e-commerce pricing — Jet is known to use factors like basket size, shipping options and product proximity to customers to offer lower prices. Walmart would also gain customer data and additional warehouses in the acquisition.
  • 231413
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex 115 days ago
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    Apparently when Walmart buys Jet.com, they will also acquire Hayneedle. Eeek
    Details at http://www.omaha.com/money/no-.....9464e.html
    Hayneedle will continue to operate as a distinct subsidiary of Jet.com, a Walmart spokesman told The World-Herald. Jet.com also will continue to operate under its own brand.
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover 115 days ago [reply] 0 0
      Wow! Interesting. I wasn't impressed this morning with Jet.com. Curious to see where the Hayneedle goes.
    • 231416
    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex 115 days ago [reply] 0 0
      Nothing will change. Jet.com happened to buy Hayneedle in February 2016 before Walmart decided to buy Jet. Both will continue to operate as separate entities just as before. Not sure what items you like, but I find some items to be the cheapest at Jet, and buying multiples reduces the price further and stacks with coupons and free quick shipping. The prices also drop if you waive free returns, which I do on paper products and similar items. They recently had 10 days of savings on different categories, and I got terrific deals for 2 of them. I had equally good luck on items from Hayneedle, great price + discount code + incredibly quick shipping (even on the free economy shipping).
    • 231417
    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex 115 days ago [reply] 0 0
      By the way, contrary to first reports a year ago, Jet membership is free to everyone. The topic has been updated to reflect this.

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