Wayfair, the giant online source for everything home, just launched its own answer to Amazon Prime. Called MyWay, it provides members with several perks, including free—and in some cases express—shipping. Unlike Prime, however, it only costs $30 a year. That shakes out to just eight cents a day.
So what are the actual benefits of paying for a year of MyWay? Here's what you'll actually get:
- Free shipping on almost everything within the continental U.S. While Wayfair currently offers all customers free shipping on orders over $49, MyWay members will get free shipping on everything. Some exceptions include flooring and large fixtures but, in general, you won't have to worry about shelling out for shipping fees for an entire year.
- Free one-day shipping on select items If free rapid shipping wasn't fast enough, select items can be dropped off to you the next day. While not all items qualify for one-day shipping, you can sort search results to only show items with 1- or 2-day shipping to your zip code.
- 25 percent off in-home services Wayfair offers in-home and full-service delivery on many large items like bed frames, couches, and tables. All MyWay members will get 25 percent off all of those services. These more comprehensive options also give you the chance to schedule more precise delivery windows. In some cases, you may have to call Wayfair customer service to get everything scheduled before completing your purchase online, and rates will vary. However, using it once can easily result in over $30 in savings, meaning MyWay can quickly pay for itself.
- Insider deals and sales While we're not exactly sure what these deals will look like yet, Wayfair promises exclusive sales and promotions for MyWay members. Wayfair also says they will be using member feedback to shape what exactly these insider extras will look like, including personalized product recommendations.
So who should sign up for MyWay? It may not be worth it for the casual Wayfair users who purchase things once or twice a year. But if you're moving, undertaking a large project, or even just tweaking your space on a regular basis, this could well be worth it. You can read more and sign up for MyWay here.
This is not the first Amazon-inspired innovation Wayfair has announced. Back in April, Wayfair created Way Day, a one-day retailer-specific shopping holiday similar to Amazon's Prime Day. Unlike Amazon, however, we don't expect Wayfair to start offering streaming of prestige television anytime soon—though we can only imagine how cool those reno shows would be.