Re: Point of reference (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org in Amazon increases free shipping minimum order to $49 on 2016-03-01 19:21 (#15NPR) Walmart is closing stores and emphasizing online ordering these days.Walmart is only closing 3 percent of its US locations... A tiny figure. And that's after a building boom, where they were putting new Walmarts EVERYWHERE. 66 percent of the store closures are their "smallest-format [convenience] stores called Walmart Express". Nearly all (95 percent) "of the stores set to be closed in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Walmart." There are 4 Walmarts within just 12 miles of my location. And as I said, ordering online doesn't preclude picking up your online order in-store, for free. Not to mention the many other retailers with lower free-shipping thresholds.