Walmart started trialling its Delivery Unlimited service to compete with Amazon Prime earlier in the year at certain select locations. Now, the company is expanding it out to 1,400 more stores across all 200 metro areas where regular grocery delivery is already available. Walmart’s goal is to have more than 50 percent of the country covered by the end of the current year.
This program gives customers the option to pay a yearly fee of $98, or a monthly fee of $12.95. In return, they get unlimited Walmart grocery deliveries, although you still have to pay a per-delivery fee without a membership. If you like the idea there’s a free 15-day trial so you can decide if it is worth it for you.
For 20 more dollars you can get Amazon’s delivery subscription which includes non-grocery items, and perks like Prime Video and free ebooks. But Walmart is looking at ways to make up for that deficit. Its upcoming InHome Delivery service has Walmart reps actually putting your shopping away for you in your home. This might actually be a hit with those who have limited mobility or visual impairments, but they will have to up their game more than that to take on Amazon Prime.