Walmart announces next-day delivery, firing back at Amazon

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A few weeks ago Amazon announced it would be 'morphing' Prime into free next day shipping instead of two-day shipping. We talked here about how this would apply pressure on competitors, who undoubtedly would be better prepared to respond than they were in 2005 when Amazon first announced Prime. Well, challenge accepted, at least at Walmart. Walmart announced that 200,000 items from their website would be available for next day shipping to customers. The rollout of next-day delivery will begin in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California this week, before reaching 75% of the country by the end of the year.

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