Walmart Unveils Membership Service With Free Delivery

Walmart announced early Tuesday that it's introducing a membership service that comes with free delivery, fuel discounts and no waiting in checkout lines. Walmart Plus will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month and will debut in the U.S. on September 15. “We are a company committed to meeting our customers’ needs,” says Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer at Walmart. “We’ve designed this program as the ultimate life hack for them.” Walmart was already offering a similar service called Delivery Unlimited, which entitled customers to an unlimited number of deliveries for a yearly or monthly fee; Delivery Unlimited subscribers will automatically be rolled into Walmart Plus. The service is obviously meant to challenge Amazon's Prime service, which costs $119 a year or $12.99 a month. Read more here