Walmart Set To Launch Membership Program

Let's be honest, there are nearly zero companies that compare to Amazon, right? Well, Walmart is hoping to up the ante with the launch of a new membership service. The service is said to compete with Amazon Prime.

It's called Walmart+ and it will cost you $98 a year, or $12.95 a month. You'll get same-day delivery on 160,000 items, a discount of up to 5 cents a gallon at Murphy gas stations, or at the Walmart locations that have gas pumps. Walmart said it’s working to add more gas-station chains to its list. Lastly, Walmart+ members can unlock an app to scan items as they shop and pay without having to stop at a cashier. Avoiding long lines, now that's a big plus.

However, Walmart+ members will still have to spend at least $35 online to qualify for free shipping.

The company said Walmart+ will launch Sept. 15.

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