Wal-Mart has taken off its gloves in the fight against Amazon, eliminating the $49 membership fee so any customer can get 2 million items shipped free, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Wal-Mart has been on a distribution center building spree in recent years, including the one in north Fort Worth, so it can ship online orders faster. Fort Worth is one of only five cities in the country to have a dedicated e-commerce facility.
The retail giant also lowered the minimum purchase amount to get free shipping from $50 to $35. It will also be refunding the annual fee to current ShippingPass customers, according to the company’s website.
Starting Tuesday, two-day shipping will be available on most everyday items. In some cases, products can be delivered in-store or to your home in one day.
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