According to VOX Amazon Prime in the US may be welcoming a new competitor, Walmart+ a new membership service that could launch as soon as next month. The launch will most likely be a re-brand of their Delivery Unlimited service, charging customers $98 a year for unlimited, same-day delivery of fresh groceries from one of applicable Walmart stores.
Wallmart+ are said to be offering unique perks and services which Amazon Prime cannot offer but does Walmart offer as many specialist items same-day and how long will it be before Amazon have themselves a well established e-grocer? According to the reports discounts will include prescription drugs at their own pharmacies and savings on fuel at their gas stations. They’re even planning to offer a cashier-less option of their own, allowing shoppers to check out without having to queue, something they did test but discontinued a couple of years ago.
Could Walmart+ hurt Amazon Prime?
Well, 150 million people are enjoying the benefits of Prime which cost the US citizen $119 a year. Many benefits that come from the Online marketplace subscription service, Walmart cannot compete with. Amazon Prime includes Unlimited same-day and 2-day shipping on over 100 million items that qualify, Amazon also offer 2-hour delivery slots on grocery deliveries on top of this Prime members also get Prime Video and Music.
So what if people who use Amazon Prime use it because it gives them options, Could those using Prime enjoy doing their big shops, grocery shops, last minute or emergency shops, can’t get to the shops shop, also with the added benefit of discounts and then still venture out to superstores like Walmart for top up shops when things are running low. Then when they get home they can stream unlimited movies, TV shows, and Amazon original films and shows or listen to any of 2 million songs on Prime Music.