Walmart has fixed one of the biggest Amazon Prime issue it faces

ShippingPass by Walmart

Walmart recently announced its ShippingPass platform, a $49 per year fee that allows customers to receive free 3-day shipping.

That program is now being cut down to 2-day free shipping in an attempt to compete with Amazon Prime.

Amazon charges $99 annually for its popular 2-day shipping program but the company throws in Amazon Prime Video. That platform includes thousands of TV shows and movies to watch at no additional cost. The e-commerce giant also includes the Kindle lending library, Amazon music, free photo storage, and other perks.

The change will make ShippingPass a more formidable rival to Amazon Prime when customers choose to shop at Walmart.com.

There’s no minimum order requirements to qualify for the free two-day shipping and the membership also comes with free returns online and in stores.

Walmart’s online sales were $13.7 billion in 2015 while Amazon’s online sales topped $99.1 billion.

Without ShippingPass, Walmart customers have the option to choose between “rush” one-day shipping, which can cost at least $14 per item, or “expedited,” “standard,” and “value,”options, which take between two and seven days at a cost of $5 to $8 per shipment.

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Written by Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson is the Retail Editor at BusinessPundit. She focuses on Fortune 500 retail company's and disruptive brick-and-mortar and e-commerce companies that are changing the retail landscape. She can be reached at TammyJohnson@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240