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Walmart Will Test Unlimited Free Shipping Service

submitted on May 13, 2015 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"

Walmart is planning to launch a new unlimited free shipping service to compete with Amazon Prime. They'll test the service with select customers by invitation-only this summer. While they will only charge $50, the Walmart service offers less than the $99 Amazon Prime service: only a subset of merchandise is eligible (about 1 million of the 7 million online products). Free music and video streaming are not included.

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/s.....NG_SERVICE
https://www.theinformation.com.....azon-Prime
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  • 218019
    mdshopper1
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on May 13, 2015
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    i really dont like paying for shipping services. i try to find free shipping codes, reach the free shipping threshold when i am purchasing, or shop sites that offer free shipping.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on May 13, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      I absolutely agree with you. I only have Shoprunner from when an offer was posted on Buxr for a free year. Otherwise, I do the same as you. I'm curious to see if this is successful for Walmart, it seems to be a desperate attempt to compete with Amazon. Walmart must feel they are losing online sales to them, but without any other perks why would anyone sign up? More and more other retailers see the importance of adding truly free shipping.
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    onkarkulkarni
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    Posted by onkarkulkarni on May 14, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    They should offer this for free for the select invitee customers and include all the products instead of just a subset. Its not worthwhile otherwise.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on May 14, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      You are right, this idea is already flawed. For the beta test they shouldn't charge anybody.
  • 218067
    clover
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    Posted by clover on May 14, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    I hope they keep free ship to store.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on May 14, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      I'm pretty sure they'll keep the free ship-to-store. They are just trying to add a third option to compete with Amazon Prime shipping.
  • 218081
    2kidsnuts
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    Posted by 2kidsnuts on May 14, 2015
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    You can get it quicker shipped to home but free shipping to store is nice for under $50 because I'm usually there once a week.
  • 218082
    mdshopper1
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on May 14, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    i never even use the ship to store features that are offered. i guess i am lazy and just prefer it to pop up at my front door.
  • 218086
    laaya
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    Posted by laaya on May 15, 2015
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    Currently I'm prime member. So far I have saved lots including taxes and their return policy is pretty easy. UPS guys come to your house and pick up for free. You don't need a label for that. Some items you can return by your own shipping (preferably USPS cheaper) and save money there too.

    Still I like to try Walmart shipping
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    • Goofy_Girl
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      Posted by Goofy_Girl on May 27, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      Me too-I LOVE AMAZON PRIME.
      Initially, I just signed up for the 30-day trial for the holidays, then forgot to cancel in time and was billed $99 for a whole year.
      Then I realized, duh, I saved more than half that amount in the 30-day trial. 2-Day Prime Shipping and all the other goodies make it totally worth it. Smile

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