You can shop up to 220,000 items on site and get them on your doorstep in 24 hours. Walmart might be giving Amazon a run for their money.

By Morgan Noll
May 17, 2019

There's a new player in the competition for convenience. Walmart announced on Tuesday that they'll be offering free next day delivery for eligible items on Walmart.com. The best part? There's no membership needed, which means no yearly membership fee.

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This news is coming shortly after Amazon announced their plan to move to one-day shipping at the end of April. The following day, Walmart hinted at their membership-free, one-day shipping in a tweet, so we weren't too surprised to see this exciting announcement.

Walmart's NextDay delivery applies to a selection of up to 220,000 of the most frequently purchased items on site, ranging from the everyday necessities like laundry detergent to fun extras like toys and electronics. To qualify for the free shipping, you'll need to spend a minimum of $35 or more. Walmart explained in a press release that this service won't actually add any additional costs to the company either. The items come from a single fulfillment center and the orders will be shipped in one box or as few as possible, which is similar to the delivery strategy Amazon recently adopted.

But of course, something this good isn't happening overnight. The NextDay shipping service will only be available to customers in Phoenix and Las Vegas at first, with Southern California following shortly after. Throughout the year, the company plans to make the service available to approximately 75 percent of the U.S. population.

You might not be ready to say goodbye to the perks of Prime just yet (like streaming PBS cooking shows or scoring major deals on Prime Day), but at least now you have options. Plus, it's kind of fun to have two online retail giants fighting for our consumer attention.

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