Amazon revealed this month about investing $800 Million in its delivery services and warehouses infrastructure. The key purpose behind this investment is to enhance Prime shipping speed to almost double by cutting the delivery time to only one day. In retribution, Walmart has also announced to offer one-day shipping services of its own. The U.S. established e-commerce retailer declares that NextDay delivery service can be availed by the customers on selected orders above $35, without even any membership fee.
Currently, customers residing in Las Vegas and Phoenix can avail NextDay delivery services. The retailer will expand the delivery service in Southern California within the few days and by the year-end, the service will be offered in nearly 80% of the U.S. metropolitan cities.
The NexDay delivery service will offer its customers with a standalone shopping experience, where they can search for up to 220,000 most often purchased products over the retailer’s platform. The product list includes electronics, household needs, toys, diapers, and several more items.
In the Year 2017, Walmart declared that it would start offering free two-day delivery services on more than 2 Million products mentioned on its platform. However, to avail the service, the order value had to be a minimum of $35. During the last year’s winter holiday season, Walmart offered this service to its Marketplace retailers too.
On a similar note, Walmart has been facing a lack of workforce, as the retailer is still giving lower than the minimum wages set by the government. Along with this, it is not offering any additional benefits to its employees. Walmart offers minimum wages of $11 per hour.
On the other side, the minimum wages offered by the key rivals of the retailer: Amazon, Costco, and Target are $15, $15, and $13 per hour:
Based on the total compensation package and average wages offered by Walmart, it becomes around $14.26 hourly wage for a full-time field associate.