Walmart spent a very long time testing its Amazon Prime rival called ShippingPass before finally rolling it out across the United States in June last year. It was priced at $49 per year as opposed to Prime’s $99 per year and initially promised 3-day free shipping though the retailer soon started testing 2-day free shipping as well. It has now killed ShippingPass in favor of free 2-day shipping.
Walmart is now offering free 2-day shipping on more than 2 million items without requiring customers to pay a membership fee for the privilege. Items include essentials that we use every day such as baby and household products, cleaning supplies, beauty products, toys, grocery items, and more.
ShippingPass has now been discontinued and the service will no longer be available. It’s being replaced by flat 2-day free shipping on more than 2 million items. While Amazon Prime places no spending restrictions on customers, Walmart will require customers to spend at least $35 if they want to receive their order within 2 days. Shipping for store pickup remains free and has no minimum order restriction.
ShippingPass members who already subscribed to the service don’t need to worry because Walmart has confirmed that it’s going to refund them the membership fees in the very near future now that the service is no longer required to get free 2-day shipping on millions of items from Walmart.