Thursday May 12, 2016

Walmart Testing Two-Day Delivery Subscription Service

Remember Walmart's three-day free shipping subscription service? Well, it would seem the retail giant is trying to take on Amazon by offering a two-day service for only $49 a year. I guess this is a pretty good deal if you do a lot of online shopping with Walmart.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a two-day shipping subscription service and building a regional delivery network as the world’s biggest retailer tries to rival Inc. As part of the project, Wal-Mart will rely on eight massive e-commerce warehouses around the country, the last of which will be built by year’s end. It will also tap regional carriers to deliver more of its packages, say people familiar with the matter. That is a shift away from FedEx Corp. , which handles the bulk of Wal-Mart’s parcels.