Wal-Mart said that existing ShippingPass subscribers will get
one month free. (http://bit.ly/292sPcG)
While Amazon Prime also offers two-day delivery on certain
items, subscription to the service costs $99 a year. Wal-Mart's
two-day service costs $49 a year.
As with Prime, Wal-Mart's service has no minimum order but it is
valid only on items that are flagged with the ShippingPass logo.
Wal-Mart does not offer same-day delivery, unlike Amazon which
offers that option on a minimum order of $35.
Wal-Mart has announced a number of programs for its online
business this year, including a partnership with ride-hailing
services Uber and Lyft for grocery deliveries.
The innovations come at a time when Wal-Mart's online sales
growth is slowing. Sales through the company's website and
mobile app increased 7 percent in the latest quarter compared
with 17 percent a year earlier.
(Reporting by Abhijith Ganapavaram in Bengaluru; Editing by
Shounak Dasgupta and Ted Kerr)
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