Walmart started experimenting with a three-day shipping service called ShippingPass last year. Those who signed up had to pay $50 per year to get three-day free shipping on their orders but a couple of months ago Walmart made a change to this service to make it compete directly with Amazon Prime. It has now launched ShippingPass across the United States and is offering new members a 30-day free trial of the service.
Like Amazon Prime, Walmart ShippingPass now offers free two-day shipping as long as members are willing to pay $49.99 per year for the privilege.
There are more than seven million products on Walmart’s website out of which over one million are ShippingPass eligible. As Walmart continues to scale up this service it’s going to increase the number of products that are eligible for free two-day shipping with ShippingPass.
Now that it promises delivery within two days or less with no minimum requirements and offers free returns as well, it has been positioned as a credible rival to Amazon Prime. Though with Amazon’s $99 per year two-day free shipping service members get access to a host of other services including but not limited to music and video streaming, cloud storage, and more.
Anybody in the United States can sign up for Walmart ShippingPass starting today. Existing ShippingPass members are also going to receive a month free that all new members are going to get as a free trial.