Sam's Club tests memberships to online shoppers

Sam's Club (WMT) now offers a membership option for online shoppers under its My Subscription pilot program.

The service gives members the option to order online a wide variety of products.

Company officials say the program isn't aimed squarely at Amazon Prime.

Though Sam's gives free shipping to My Subscription members, the program is light on further discounts off of store prices.

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  • mwn560
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    I like the idea, however they need to bring it down to the individual store. I don't like to leave my house ever, so I buy most stuff, (less grocery's) on line. Every brick and morter should offer deleivery. Ihop would be better than pizza 24/7. But they don't deleiver. Von's stores in southern California does this now. Sam's which I worked for in the past already does an online order gathering (pick and pull) that you just go pickup. It needs to go one step beyond, where they deleiver it to your house or business. If I buy a set of lawn furniture, I sure the hell don't want to try to put the son of a bitch in my car. At the store level they could just put it in a pickup truck and bring it to my house, for food items they might have to buy trucks with refer boxes, or contract it out. The point being I would not have to go to the grocery store. This would up their sales. Think pizza deleivery. They bring it to your house. Actually Sam's sells pizza, many bugs to be worked out, however brick an morter is dead if they don't evolve.
    Wal-mart has one of the best distribution systems in the world, however can't bring a pizza to my house. It has to be done at the store level. This would improve sales by 30% (pulled that one out of the air) I would shop there if I didn't have to actually go there. I buy all auto parts online, because I don't need to go anywhere. If my phone needs a battery I go to Amazon not radio shack. Brick and morter needs to evolve.
    6 Mar 2014, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • Bucko28
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    Many years ago I worked for a small grocery store in a small town in SouthDakota...
    They delivered groceries...Today I would think they would have to have an additional "delivery charge". Of course, if it was "routed" in that the delivery would be would probably generate enough business to be offered free.
    7 Mar 2014, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • mwn560
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    @Bucko28, I'm just saying I would rather get my grocery's from a local grocery store, If they would just deliver it to my home. Yes I might need to pay for it, It's not an option. That is why Amazon might be living on borrowed time. Could every supermarket, just bring it to your house? They might need to charge more, I'm good with that. Grocery guy shows up you pay him and give a 10% tip. If you are not all in you just go to the store. That's all I'm saying.
    8 Mar 2014, 01:04 PM Reply Like
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