Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Walmart to launch Amazon Prime shipping competitor with free 30 day trial

Walmart's Amazon Prime competitor, ShippingPass, is now available to all customers in the US, complete with a 30-day free trial. Reuters reports that current subscribers to the $49/year two-day shipping service will get also get month free as the big box giant works on building its services for customers.

Walmart launched ShippingPass last year as a means of competing with Amazon, though it was confined to a small number of cities across the country. It initially offered three-day shipping, but the company started testing two-day shipping last month. Today's launch makes it an attractive alternative to Amazon Prime, which costs $99/year. Retail Dive also reported in April that the company intends on spending $2 billion by the end of 2017 to build out its e-commerce business.

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