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First, Why You’re Winning: Competition Is Getting Tight

On-line shopping is an ever-growing giant in the consumer and retail business world. Companies are continuously innovating and providing new ways for consumers to shop at their convenience.  No longer are the days where you ‘have to’ go to the store any buy something that was on your to-do list. Now, rather than wander the store and spend 30 mins looking for that product, you can just type it in the search bar and a catalog of items appears. Say goodbye to the employee phrase, “Can I help you find something?” and the typical response when everyone just wants to enjoy the struggle themselves, “No, I’m just looking.”

Those communications are now a thing of the past.

Companies like Amazon.com, Jet.com, Walmart.com, Boxed.com, Groupon.com, and many others have paved the way for you to shop effortlessly. And the best thing about all of these companies fighting for your dollar, is that their competition keeps more in your wallet.

Currently, Walmart and Amazon are at ends competing for the best shopping platform for its current customers and potentially, future customers. This battle has been a back and forth. At one point, Amazon had a program in place for free shipping on orders totaling more than $49. Now that Walmart has entered the market and offered a similar deal, it forced Amazon to scale back and offer the same free shipping for only $35 in total orders.

This means that simply through the fact of Walmart competing with Amazon, you have ‘earned’ $10 bucks in your pocket and all you had to do was watch.

The best thing is, is that these companies are far from over. Amazon has upped its game with the Prime Membership. The perks of this membership equate to free 2 day shipping on all eligible products. No more needing to order more stuff just to hit the threshold. Prime also is competing against Walmart by providing all sorts of TV shows, Movies, Music, Books and Magazines included with a membership. Although the selection is still improving, it will only be a matter of time until they are up to Netflix standards or iTunes.

The best thing about Amazon Prime is that you can try it for free for 30 days. I tried it out and loved it. And yes, I was weary about being charged the membership fee, however they have an option you can choose for an email reminder to cancel your subscription before you get charged anything. I loved that. It was the first subscription that didn’t seem sketchy and tried to trick you.

Walmart isn’t backing down though. They are piloting an employee delivery program for online orders to keep up with the next day/two day shipping. They are allowing their employees to opt into a program, where they deliver online orders after their daily shift is over. This is still preliminary and is only rolled out in a couple stores, but you can see that each company is going through different measures to be the best.

 

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Test It Out

If you have some shopping to do and want to capitalize on what’s happening in the free market, here’s what you should do. Create a list of things you have been brushing off from buying, or things that you know you’ll need in the near future. Almost out of trash bags? Add it to the list. Time to finally replace those old shoes? Click! Anything you can think of.

Rather than having to make trips to multiple stores, we’re going to combine it to a 3 minute shopping trip….from your pajamas….on your couch…..with the movie still playing.

Since I tried this on Amazon Prime, I would suggest trying it out if you haven’t already. Just make sure to set that reminder to opt out if you don’t like it.

Next thing you know, whatever you ordered is sitting right on your front step. No delivery and no usual wait. And if you forgot to order a pizza cutter to join you on all the new movies you’re going to watch, click it and it’ll be there before you realize it.

With Prime, you have 30 days of ‘order-whatever-you-need’ with free shipping and speed. I just wanted to share my experience with it and that there was no harm, no foul. I didn’t pay a dime and I was able to save on all the shipping I would have paid without being on Prime and all those movies and music were just an added bonus.

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