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Walmart to offer free 2-day shipping on orders during the holidays

Posted: 8:24 AM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 14:24:00Z

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Walmart is expanding its shipping perks for all customers to enjoy.

The retail store is working with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free 2-day shipping on orders more than $35.

Previously, only select items were eligible for free two-day shipping.

By doing this, Walmart is doing one thing that its competitor Amazon can't compete with. It's offering free returns at more than 4,000 of its stores across the U.S.

"With 90 percent of Americans living within 10 miles of a Walmart store, we think this is going to be a real game-changer for our customers,'' Scott Hilton, chief revenue officer for Walmart eCommerce U.S., said in a blog post. 

Amazon also allows its sellers to offer free two-day shipping. Last year, more than half the items sold on Amazon were from third-party sellers.

The new program will begin to roll out in mid November.