Chain Store Age
Recent next-day delivery efforts by Amazon and Walmart are affecting the entire retail industry.
Shortly after Amazon announced it would work toward shifting standard Prime delivery time from two days to one day, Walmart began piloting free next-day shipping for more than 200,000 items. When two of the industry’s biggest titans both make the same move, it constitutes a paradigm shift. Next-day delivery is already starting to reshape retail in the following three ways: . . . more