Walmart ends $35+ free shipping requirement for Walmart+ subscribers
Starting on Friday, December 4, Walmart is removing the $35 minimum order requirement in order to qualify for free next-day and two-day shipping. This new policy is on everything Walmart sells accept for groceries. Grocery orders will still require the $35 shipping minimum.
Walmart Plus launched back during September 2020 as a rival to Amazon Prime. For $98 per year (or monthly at $12.95 a month), Walmart Plus gives subscribers free shipping benefits on a couple hundred thousand items sold on Walmart.
The $35 cart minimum was previously a negative aspect of using Walmart Plus, as Amazon offers free shipping on all Prime-eligible items, regardless of order size. While the service is cheaper than Prime, Walmart Plus also lags behind Amazon Prime significantly in offering additional perks, like the Amazon Instant Video service or free eBooks via Kindle services.
Anyone interested in Walmart+ can sign up for a free, 15-day trial of the service here. Could be handy for holiday gift shopping, especially if Amazon struggles with inventory.