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With New Delivery Service, Walmart Again Takes the Fight to Amazon


Walmart (WMT - Get Report) sure is trying to be more like rival Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) in an effort to to improve its weak sales trends.

The world's largest retailer is testing a two-day shipping subscription service called ShoppingPass that mirrors Amazon's successful Prime service, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Members to ShoppingPass reportedly will get free, two-day shipping for $49 a year compared to $99 for the similar service at Amazon Prime. To make the delivery magic happen, Walmart will rely on eight sizable e-commerce warehouses it has across the U.S. and use regional transportation carriers as opposed to FedEx (FDX - Get Report) , which presently...