I’m not sure if I’m going to jump into the Walmart+ service at this time. They do offer same-day delivery, and it may also provide the delivery of food, which Amazon is not doing as well at. The same day delivery offer is also something that Amazon has slacked off on. The 4,700 Walmart mini-distribution centers we call stores is also an advantage. Another $100 a year… not so thrilling.

American retail commerce is being increasingly funneled into enormous corporations. Amazon rules the roost online, while Walmart’s dedication to low prices and omnipresent stores has let it dominate competition even while in-person shopping declines. Now the two are going head to head: Walmart+ is the retailer’s answer to the Amazon Prime subscription. It launches on September 15th.

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