Wal­mart push­ing out free next-day de­liv­ery

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

Wal­mart is rolling out free next-day de­liv­ery on its most pop­u­lar items, in­creas­ing the stakes in the re­tail ship­ping wars with Ama­zon.

The next-day ser­vice will cover 220,000 pop­u­lar items from di­a­pers and non-per­ish­able food items to toys and elec­tron­ics.

Next-day de­liv­ery, which will re­quire a min­i­mum or­der of $35, will be avail­able in Phoenix, Ari­zona, and Las Vegas on Tues­day. In com­ing days, it will ex­pand to south­ern Cal­i­for­nia. The dis­counter plans to roll out the ser­vice to 75% of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion by year-end.

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