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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Walmart Canada says no more free shipping for most orders under $50

    Walmart Canada is implementing a $50 minimum order for free standard online shipping, and shoppers can thank Target Canada’s demise for the change, a retail expert says.

    “It’s a fall-out of easing competition,” said Schulich School of Business marketing professor Detlev Zwick of Walmart’s move, which was announced Monday. “That is why I for one was sad to see Target leave and (am) shaking my head at consumers — you know, online discussion boards and such — that saluted the departure of ‘The American’ retailer.

    “I knew that what you get in return is the remaining competitors again ramping up prices; reducing discounts and in-store sales offers; reducing other margin-eroding benefits, such as shipping, warranties, bundle offers, and so on.

    “If Walmart no longer feels the pressure to offer free shipping on everything, other retailers will also be able to relax some things here and there to increase margins. For consumers, all this means likely higher prices down the road.”

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