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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — Wal-Mart is upping the competition for Amazon.
The world’s largest retailer is trimming its free-shipping pilot program from three days to two for members, and cutting a dollar off the membership price, which is now $49 per year.
Wal-Mart last year announced that it was testing the new service, its own version of Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping.
Amazon membership costs $99 a year, but members get a lot of perks, including household product subscriptions, one and two hour Prime Now delivery, and streaming music and video.
Wal-Mart says that ShippingPass allows shoppers to get more than one million items, including the most commonly purchased goods at Walmart.com.
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