Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday October 10, 2012

Walmart Seeks to Beat Amazon at Same-Day Shipping

Walmart is trying to beat Amazon at "same-day shipping?" How many people think they have what it takes to pull it off? I have a feeling it isn't going to be as easy as Walmart thinks.

For this holiday season, Walmart will send Internet-purchased items to you the very same day as online check-out, in 5 select cities. They charge a $10 flat rate fee, require items be purchased before noon that day, and will not include shoes or clothing. Amazon already offers that same quick delivery time in 10 cities, is set to expand by building more warehouses around the country, and potentially costs the sameآ—but possibly moreآ—at $8.99 per order and an extra $.99 per item. For now, Walmart is calling this a "holiday test." If Walmart decides this method works for them, they have 4,000 stores already primed for this delivery option, while Amazon has only 40 warehouse distribution centers.