Consumers can now join Walmart+, which offers unlimited delivery and a range of other benefits. With competitors such as Amazon, Walmart will need to provide a host of services at a competitive price. Here's everything you need to know about Walmart+ and how it compares to Amazon Prime.
What is Walmart+?
Walmart+ is Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime. The service gives consumers access to unlimited free deliveries on orders of at least $35, member prices on fuel at select gas stations, and access to Scan & Go, which allows consumers to scan items as they shop in the store, cutting down on time spent at the checkout.
Walmart+ replaces Walmart Delivery Unlimited, which offered consumers free unlimited delivery for a yearly or monthly fee. Without a Walmart+ membership, people ordering from Walmart will still be charged a delivery fee.
How much is Walmart+?
Walmart+ will cost you $12.95 a month, or $98 for the entire year. This comes in a little cheaper than Amazon Prime, which costs $12.99 per month or $119 per year. If you're a frequent shopper at Walmart, then the cost is probably more than worth it. However, Walmart+ currently does not offer anything that compares to Amazon Prime Video or Music.
When is the Walmart+ launch date?
Walmart+ launched on Sept. 15, 2020, with benefits immediately available to consumers.
Walmart's Black Friday 2020
Like many other retailers, Walmart has had to change its Black Friday plans because of the coronavirus pandemic. The country's largest retailer recently announced that it will shut its doors on Thanksgiving to thank employees for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic. Deals will also be available all season long to prevent shoppers from crowding in on a single day.
Where are Walmart drive-ins?
Walmart's drive-in movie theaters are at locations across the country to bring us all a little cheer during the coronavirus pandemic. The drive-in is visiting 160 Walmart Supercenter locations. Tickets are free, but you have to book in advance. To see where the Walmart drive-in is coming next, and to book a ticket, visit Walmart's website.
What is Walmart's stock price today?
Walmart stock has soared since the company announced its Amazon Prime competitor. These gains are set to continue today. In premarket trading, Walmart stock had risen 0.25 percent as of this article's writing, and it looks set to start the day at $137.36.