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Walmart's 2-Day Shipping Service is Half the Price of Amazon Prime

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May 12, 2016 · 12.9k Views

Updated June 29, 2016

Guess what we just found out? Walmart ShippingPass program is offering a free 30-day trial for new members! If you love the trial and want to renew your membership, that will run you $49 per year. Otherwise, simply cancel your subscription after your 30 day trial to avoid being charged. If you're already a ShippingPass member, Walmart will offer you an extra month free! You can read below for our latest updates on Walmart ShippingPass.

What items qualify for ShippingPass?

Walmart made these pretty easy to spot. In a similar fashion as Amazon Prime's eligible items, just browse Walmart.com and if you spot this label 

on any products, that means it would be eligible for 2-day shipping. 

Updated June 8, 2016. 

ShippingPass is now available for purchase. Click here to subscribe.

Source: Walmart

As America's largest retailer, Walmart is obviously doing something right. However, their latest announcement might be a subtle stab at e-commerce maven Amazon. Walmart is now offering ShippingPass, a two-day shipping subscription service for only $49 annually, which is half the price of Amazon Prime. There are no minimum order requirements, and you don't have to worry about shipping distance. You can even send back a return for free or take it into your local store. Moreover, it's a noncommittal service, so if you don't love ShippingPass, cancel it - just like Amazon Prime.

The only similar service Walmart had previously offered was a $50 three-day shipping service, but does the faster ShippingPass make Walmart a worthy competitor? Amazon Prime may be double the price, but in addition to expedited shipping, customers get access to movies, TV shows, a music library, digital photo storage, and more. With Walmart, subscribers are limited to quick delivery, which is still a great perk. 

Will you be purchasing ShippingPass? Or are you maintaining your loyalty to Amazon Prime? We want to hear your opinions in the comments below!


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ChellamarumMay 16, 2016
I guess they can combine Vudu some kind of subscription (as its been acquired by Walmart) along with this to make it competitive.
danyjerry53May 16, 2016
I'll stick with my amazon. The 2 day shipping service is not that attactive.
Cfergy21May 15, 2016
I have student prime so I only pay $50 now. Plus the pick up option is worth it for me at walmart and it is rare I spend less than $50 for the free shipping at Walmart anyway
grantmaMay 14, 2016
I am not able to add name and email address to waiting list.
Ac1987May 14, 2016
I already pay only 49 with amazon. So ill stick with them
Together4ever96May 13, 2016
I'll stick with my amazon they offer alot more then just the 2 day shipping.
CassieWizardMay 13, 2016
I'm not sure why Angier89 thinks Amazon is any different in where they get their goods, but I agree TLWisner about Amazon Prime offering much more than just the shipping.
TLWisnerMay 13, 2016
Amazon Prime is a lot more than two-day shipping.
Angier89May 12, 2016
I'll stick to amazon I at least have a better chance at getting stuff from the US everything Walmart sells is from another country.... >:(

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