Walmart announces next-day delivery, firing back at Amazon

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  • Walmart is starting to offer next-day delivery for more than 200,000 items on its website.
  • The retailer’s rollout of next-day delivery will begin in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California, before reaching 75% of the country by the end of the year.
  • Last month, Amazon announced free, one-day delivery becoming a new perk for all Prime members.

Walmart is firing back.

The biggest retailer in the world will now offer shoppers the option to have their online orders delivered the next day, following Amazon, which on April 25 announced plans to spend $800 million during the second quarter for one-day delivery for all Amazon Prime members.

Walmart said Tuesday it is rolling out next-day delivery in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California over the next few days and will expand it to reach roughly 75% of American consumers by the end of 2019, including 40 of the top 50 major metros.

Amazon hasn’t yet detailed a timeline for its own rollout of next-day shipping. But even before its April announcement, the company had offered same-day and two-hour delivery for Prime members in certain markets for certain products and at an additional cost. Amazon’s next-day shipping plan expands the number of items and ZIP codes eligible for expedited service.


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