One of the benefits of subscribing to Amazon’s Prime service is that you get access to free two-day shipping on eligible purchases. Users will also get access to videos, books, and music, all for a fee of $99 a year. Sounds good if you’re a frequent shopper at Amazon, but now it looks like Wal-Mart wants in on the action as well.
A report from The Information (via Reuters) has revealed that Wal-Mart is reportedly planning an Amazon Prime-like service of their own, but instead of being priced at $99 a year, it will be priced at a more affordable $50. The downside is that unlike Amazon Prime which offers more than just free two-day shipping, Wal-Mart’s offering will reportedly be more limited which we guess could explain the cheaper subscription.
However The Information claims that more features are expected to be added at a later date which might involve Vudu, a video streaming service that they own. The service is said to enter its trial phase this summer and will be invitation-only for now, where Wal-Mart will offer subscribers free shipping in three days or less on eligible products.
According to Wal-Mart spokesman Ravi Jariwala who spoke to Reuters, “Depending on customer feedback we will see how the programme evolves.” It is unclear as to how well-received the service will be, but what do you guys think? Is Wal-Mart’s Prime-like service something you might be interested in subscribing to?