SAN BRUNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walmart announced free two-day shipping to home and stores on more than
two million items, without a membership fee. The new offer is available
starting at 8 a.m. EST today. With this announcement, Walmart has also
lowered the minimum purchase required for free shipping to home to $35,
from $50. Items being shipped to stores continue to have no price
“I couldn’t be more excited. We are moving at the speed of a startup,”
said Marc Lore, president and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce. “Two-day
free shipping is the first of many moves we will be making to enhance
the customer experience and accelerate growth.”
Walmart’s free two-day shipping will be available on the items customers
shop the most, including household essentials such as baby necessities,
pet products, food, like cereal and peanut butter, cleaning supplies and
beauty favorites, as well as top electronics and toys.
In addition to offering two-day shipping to stores, Walmart continues to
offer same-day store Pickup on many items. Pickup
is currently available at more than 4,600 stores. The company also
continues to offer Online
Grocery Pickup at more than 600 locations across the country, with
plans to expand the service in the coming year.
“In today’s world of e-commerce, two-day free shipping is table stakes.
It no longer makes sense to charge for it,” added Lore.
*Freight and marketplace are not included. Program is available in
the contiguous United States.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online,
and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million
customers and members visit our 11,593 stores under 63 banners in 28
countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016
revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.4 million
associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
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Walmart Media Relations
Danit Marquardt, 1-800-331-0085