Walmart is rolling out Walmart Plus, its Amazon Prime rival, today — here’s how the 2 members-only subscription services stack up

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Walmart Plus is expected to become a major competitor for Amazon Prime. But how will the two rival services stack up?

Amazon Prime dates back to 2005. Amazon has had 15 years to establish and refine the subscription service’s perks.

On August 31, Walmart’s chief customer officer, Janey Whiteside, announced that Walmart Plus would launch on September 15, after a two-month delay, and broke down several perks that members would enjoy. Many of its benefits seem tailor-made to compete with Amazon Prime’s.

Walmart Plus “will bring together a comprehensive set of benefits where we see the greatest needs from our customers and where our scale can bring solutions at an unprecedented value,” Whiteside said in a statement sent to Business Insider.

You can sign up here for Walmart Plus starting on September 15.

Here’s how the two subscription services compare. We will update this article as even more details are released about Walmart Plus:

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Price

Amazon Prime: $12.99 a month or $119 a year.

Walmart Plus: $12.95 a month or $98 a year

Shipping

Amazon Prime: Subscribers can opt for free two-day shipping on eligible products, free same-day shipping for certain ZIP codes, and free two-hour delivery for certain items and ZIP codes.

Walmart Plus: Unlimited same-day delivery for 160,000 grocery items, tech products, and household essentials.

Order slots

Amazon Prime: Subscribers looking to organize their schedules can establish a weekly delivery day.

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Walmart Plus: Whiteside told reporters that the service would not give subscribers priority over non-subscribers for time slots.

Streaming

Amazon Prime: Subscribers receive access to music, films, original TV shows, Twitch benefits, and channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz.

Walmart Plus: Whiteside indicated to reporters that the subscription service could include entertainment options in the future.

Grocery benefits

Amazon Prime: Subscribers get deals and beneficial delivery options at Whole Foods, as well as free grocery delivery in certain regions.

Walmart Plus: Subscribers have access to an unlimited same-day delivery service for groceries.

Contactless shopping

Amazon Prime: None, though the company’s contactless Amazon Go convenience stores are open to the public.

Walmart Plus: Members can access a “Scan & Go” feature through Walmart’s app for touch-free checkout.

Gas discounts

Amazon Prime: None.

Walmart Plus: Subscribers can save up to $0.05 per gallon at 2,000 Walmart, Murphy USA, and Murphy Express gas stations.

Clothing

Amazon Prime: Subscribers have access to Prime Wardrobe and personal-shopper services that allow them to try on clothing before purchasing and opt for a monthly styling service.

Walmart Plus: None.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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