Walmart announced in September its new Amazon Prime competitor, Walmart+. With each retail giant vying for your grocery dollar, which provides consumers the best benefit?
Walmart+ offers free delivery to its members "as fast as same day."
Members get fuel discounts and unlimited free delivery on orders that cost $35 or more from stores including one-hour delivery windows.
Amazon Prime offers free two- and one-day delivery on millions of items as well as free same-day delivery for select areas on qualifying orders over $35. Select items are eligible for free "no-rush" shipping.
Members can also expect free 2-hour delivery on "a wide selection" of groceries, including meat, seafood, produce, snacks and household essentials.
Unlike Walmart+, Amazon Prime also offers entertainment benefits like Prime Music, Prime Video and Prime Gaming. Walmart+ has hinted at future benefits for their service, with digital media downloads being a possible addition.
The two services cost roughly the same month-to month. Walmart+ is $12.95 a month and Amazon Prime is $12.99 a month. However, on an annual membership basis, Walmart+ is $98 a year, $21 cheaper than Amazon Prime's $119 a year.
Watch the video above to see the two services compared on the same order!
Here is a breakdown of a few pros and cons for each service.
Pros and cons of Walmart+
- Unlimited free deliveries on eligible orders
- Fast grocery delivery
- Fuel discounts at Walmart and Murphy USA stations
- Cheaper than Amazon Prime if you pay for a year upfront
- No digital entertainment options like video or music
- Fewer items available for delivery
Pros and cons of Amazon Prime
- Get free deliveries the same day, the next day or within two days
- Two-hour grocery delivery
- Streaming and digital benefits like videos, gaming and music
- Free eBooks
- Photo storage
- More expensive on an annual basis