Sam’s Club changes memberships

Feb. 15, 2018

Sam’s Club memberships are changing as the company tries to offer more value and stay competitive with online retailers and other wholesale clubs.

Membership is being simplified to two levels: Club for $45 annually, which used to be Sam’s Savings, and Plus for $100. Additional Club memberships are $40.

Plus members also will receive free shipping for most items Sam’s sells online.

Existing member benefits, including early shopping, cash rewards and other discounts, will remain.

In a statement, Sam’s Club also said it’s focused on making shopping more convenient. It’s offering online ordering with curbside pickup and “scan and go,” which allows customers to scan items for checkout as they shop. Similar services are offered at parent company Walmart.

The Sam’s changes come about one month after the company announced it was closing 63 of its 660 stores. The Sioux Falls store will remain open.

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Sam’s Club changes memberships

Sam’s Club membership is changing as the company tries to offer more value and stay competitive with online retailers and other wholesale clubs.

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