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Walmart+ focuses on delivery
Walmart+ focuses on delivery

Walmart+ plans to launch Sept 15, offering same-day delivery, gas discounts and cashierless checkout for $98/yr

Walmart unveiled its new membership service and Amazon Prime rival, which it’s calling “Walmart+.” The $98 per year service will combine free, unlimited same-day delivery on groceries and thousands of other items, with additional benefits, like fuel discounts and access to a new Scan & Go service, similar to Walmart-owned Sam’s Club, that will allow members to check out at Walmart stores without having to wait in line.

The service will be available starting on September 15, 2020 nationwide, reaching over 4,700 Walmart stores, including 2,700 stores that offer delivery. Members can choose to pay the $98 per year after a 15-day free-trial period, or they can pay $12.95 on a month-to-month basis.

“We’re not launching Walmart+ with the intent to compete with anything else. We’re launching it with the needs of customers in mind.”
— Janey Whiteside, Walmart Chief Customer Officer

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