Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon's powerful Prime membership success.
The retailer says it will reduce shipping time to two
days on 2 million of its most popular items including essentials like
diapers and pet food as well hot toys and Electronics. Wal-Mart's
average shipping time has been three to five days. Starting Tuesday
morning, it's also reducing the spending necessary for free shipping to
$35 from $50.. . . more