We shopped on Amazon and Walmart-owned Jet.com to see which offered a better experience - and the winner was clear
- Amazon is the one-stop shop to buy everything from fresh groceries to clothes and furniture.
- Walmart-owned Jet.com sells many of the same products as Amazon, though on a smaller scale.
- Jet competes in a number of ways, including by offering free two-day shipping on orders over $35.
- We compared what it's like to shop on Amazon and Jet and found that they each had advantages. Overall, we found Jet to be more shopper-friendly.
Amazon has become the go-to store to buy, well, everything.
Amazon has made it possible to order everything customers might need, including groceries, clothes, and furniture, all in one place. For $12.99 a month or $119 a year, Prime members get added bonuses on top of the frequent markdowns, like free two-day shipping and access to music and video streaming services.
But Walmart-owned shopping site Jet has been making strides to compete with the e-commerce giant, like offering daily deals and free two-day shipping without membership fees. Though Jet can't compete with Amazon when it comes to certain exclusive products like Echo devices, Kindles, and streaming services, it offers JetCash, which are rewards incentives that can be used as cash on the site. It also has a private-label brand called "Uniquely J," which is designed to attract millennials by creating environmentally friendly products in artist-designed packaging.
Even though products are sometimes listed in different quantities or under different categories, the websites have a huge overlap in what they sell. To see which of the two stores had better deals and was more user-friendly, we compared common items from different categories on each site to see which site had better deals, which site had better shipping and returns policies, and how easy each website was to use.
The prices were extremely similar on Amazon and Jet, but one of the online stores had a few clear advantages - see how they stack up: