Walmart Offering Next Day Shipping to Customers

Walmart plans to reach 75% of the United States with free next-day delivery on orders above $35 this year

Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with free, next-day deliveries

You also need to spend at least $35 in order to qualify for the service, and there will be a cut off time each day as you'd expect.

"It is available on eligible orders of 35 dollars or more, with the specific assortment varying by customer location", he added.

NextDay delivery will be slowly introduced across the United States, with Phoenix and Las Vegas getting it first before Southern California customers are added "in the coming days". The Bentonville-based company plans to expand the service to Southern California and expand it gradually throughout 2019.

Walmart planned to roll the feature out gradually, making it available to about 75 percent of the people in the United States this year.

The move follows Amazon's announcement in late April that it intends to make one-day delivery the default for Prime members, who now pay $119 a year for free two-day shipping, along with other perks. It has made progress in closing the gap with its e-commerce rival by rolling out services such as curbside grocery pickup and same-day grocery delivery - options that have quickly become popular with shoppers.

"This means the order ships in one box, or as few as possible, and it travels a shorter distance via cheap ground shipping", said Mark Lore, president and CEO of Walmart ecommerce U.S.

Amazon put the retail world on notice when it announced plans to evolve its core Prime shipping time from two days to one. It also said it will roll out the service to 75 percent of the US within the year. They'll find toys and electronics in the separate tab for the feature, as well, though the items available will vary depending on their location.

And, today, to complement our same-day Grocery Delivery, we're excited to announce a new offering we've been working on for a while now.

Customers will go to Walmart.com and then shop from its NextDay delivery experience on the site.

"We can offer fast, convenient shipping options because we've built a network of fulfillment assets that are strategically located across the USA", said Lore. And, with 90% of Americans living within 10 miles of a Walmart store, we're well positioned to offer even faster delivery to customers in the future.

Walmart has succeeded in narrowing the gap to win new sales and in the battle of one-day shipping Walmart holds one key advantage, he said.

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