This is an exciting week for the retail subscription industry with Walmart+ introducing a new InHome add-on and Prime users get to enjoy a free Grubhub membership. Amazon makes it easy for EU members to cancel their subscriptions, Nintendo launches a brand new Switch repair subscription plan, and Apple enables third-party payments in South Korea.
Walmart’s InHome grocery delivery available in Walmart+
First launched in 2019, InHome allows customers to receive their groceries straight to their refrigerators. This week, the retail giant announced this service is now available as an add-on in its Walmart+ membership for an additional $7/month or $40/year. Learn more on TechCrunch.
Prime members to enjoy Grubhub delivery perks
As part of the new Amazon and Just Eat Takeaway partnership, Prime members in more than 4,000 U.S. cities received a free, year-long Grubhub+ membership, with no delivery fees on orders over $12. Keep reading on Retail Dive.
Amazon makes subscription cancellations easier in the EU
Committed to aligning with the European Union consumer rules, Amazon has simplified its cancelation process for Prime members to end their subscriptions with just two clicks. Learn more on PCMag.
Nintendo launches a Switch repair subscription
The video game company has launched a Nintendo Switch repair subscription service in Japan for $15 (2,000 yen) a year. Wide Care offers up to six repairs yearly for any natural breakdowns or accidental damage to hardware, Joy-Con controllers, TV dock, and AC adapters. Read more on PCMag.
Apple enables third-party payments in South Korea
In response to South Korea’s new law requiring major app stores to allow alternative payment methods, Apple is now offering third-party payments like KCP, Inicis, Toss and NICE, and Engadget for a 26% commission. Read more on PYMNTS.
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