Target Shipt vs. Walmart Plus: Here’s how the 2 delivery services stack up

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  • If you haven’t already chosen between Target Shipt and Walmart Plus, we’ve rounded up their differences below to help you choose the best one for you.
  • Spoiler alert: Walmart Plus wins – it has more features for the same amount of money, though both can be helpful during the holiday shopping season. 

Because of COVID-19, everyone is looking at online shopping for everything, essentials included. Two major retailers, Target and Walmart, have, at a glance, similar programs to help you get fast delivery at the cost of an annual fee.

But when we compared the benefits of each, we think that Walmart Plus is the better option. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Target Shipt and Walmart Plus before choosing which is best for you.  

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Cost

  • Target Shipt: $99 per year
  • Walmart Plus: $98 per year

You can also opt into Walmart Plus monthly for $13 per month. Shipt doesn’t offer any monthly plans, but you can opt for one-time delivery via Target Shipt for $10 per order. This option may be beneficial to those who don’t foresee using the services outside of the holiday shopping season, or for those who have used up the free trial.

Free trial

  • Target Shipt: 28 days
  • Walmart Plus: 15 days

For either service, you can cancel anytime within the trial period. If you’d like to give either a shot (or need some groceries ASAP), consider signing up for a free trial from Target Shipt or Walmart Plus.

Same-day delivery

  • Target Shipt: Yes
  • Walmart Plus: Yes

Both offer same-day delivery with the same catch: Delivery is free for orders of $35 or more. If your order is under that minimum, both services will charge subscribers an additional fee for delivery – $7 for Shipt or a fee (the amount depends on what you order) for Walmart Plus. 

Next- and two-day shipping

  • Target Shipt: No
  • Walmart Plus: Yes

Walmart Plus members get free next- and two-day shipping for orders placed online without any minimums, as part of the service’s benefits. A Shipt subscription doesn’t do the same for Target shoppers.

Compatible with other stores

  • Target Shipt: Yes
  • Walmart Plus: No

A Shipt subscription, unlike a Walmart Plus membership, can be used for delivery at other retailers. For example, if I needed delivery to the Business Insider office, Shipt can get my order from Target, CVS, Petco, and more in as little as two hours. One potential negative: Some of Shipt’s other partners may charge a little extra per item to cover delivery costs. 

Walmart Plus, as the name suggests, is purely for shopping at Walmart.

Additional benefits

  • Target Shipt: No
  • Walmart Plus: Yes

Walmart Plus is an entire membership program designed to benefit frequent Walmart shoppers. Members can also count on fuel discounts at participating stations and contactless in-app scanning for self-checkout, in addition to the shipping perks above. It’s also very likely that more benefits are to come. 

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