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Walmart adds 1-day shipping as delivery battle heats up

May 14, 2019 / Ben Unglesbee

Walmart plans to roll out one-day shipping to 40 of the top U.S. metropolitan areas over the coming months, the company announced Tuesday.Marc Lore, head of Walmart's e-commerce arm, said in a blog post that next day shipping would be available without a membership fee for orders over $35. It includes 220,000 popular items, "ranging from diapers and laundry detergent to toys and electronics," with more to come, Lore added.The option will first be available in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and Walmart will add it to southern California in the coming days. Lore said next-day shipping on general merchandise has been in the works "for a while now." The announcement comes not even three weeks after Amazon announced it would speed up its two-day Prime shipping to one day for eligible items.