Category Archives: Walmart/Sam’s Club

Walmart Improves Mobile Phone Upgrades, Customer Service — Walmart.com

Walmart is offering easier upgrade programs for its mobile phone customers, along with a larger staff of mobile customer service specialists: “We’re also excited to announce the expansion of our dedicated wireless experts to an additional 600 stores by the holidays, just in time for busy gift seekers. With this expansion, more than 3,000 Walmart stores will have dedicated experts in wireless to help customers upgrade their phones and activate new lines with major U.S. carriers. This is coupled with...

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Walmart to Offer Delivery Subscription Option — TechCrunch.com

Walmart will be offering an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service to its customers: “You’ll still shop online or in the Walmart Grocery app, build a basket and pick a time slot for your order. There aren’t any restrictions on delivery times, either. It’s just another way to pay for your online orders — and one that could potentially save you money if you order groceries online from Walmart more than once per month.” P.S. Walmart is not the same store...

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Where Will Jet.com Go From Here? — RetailWire.com

  Analysts are offering their ideas on what will happen to Jet.com now that it is being integrated further into the Walmart brand: “Mr. Lore emphasized that Jet remains a valuable property within Walmart, and plans call for trying to build on the success that it has found in the New York metro area, in particular, and expand to other cities that will deliver a return on its parent company’s investment.” P.S. Interested in selling on Walmart.com or SamsClub.com? Want...

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Walmart Supplier Tool Responds to Tariffs — Bloomberg

Walmart offers a tool that can help suppliers keep track of how tariffs impact costs: “The retailer introduced the tool, dubbed “Cost Change Scenario,” a year ago and has been rolling it out across product categories, according to internal memos and emails obtained by Bloomberg. The online application, whose existence hasn’t previously been reported, replaces Excel-based forms that vendors had to fill out manually. The new process is quicker and lets vendors choose a reason for the cost hike from...

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$1,500 Is the Magic Number for Jetblack — Inc.

Walmart’s new personal shopping service is showing some impressive numbers: “The key number: $1,500, which is how much Jetblack subscribers spend each month on average, according to the company.” P.S. The future looks bright for Walmart. Are you ready to continue doing business with this evolving retailer? Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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Update on Jet.com — Walmart.com

Walmart recently announced the further consolidation of the Jet.com team into Walmart’s operations, which includes the eventual departure of Jet.com president Simon Belsham from the company: “Bringing together talent from Jet and Walmart into joint teams has created more opportunity for our business and our people. We’re now merging the rest of our Jet teams, including Retail, Marketing, Technology, Analytics, Product and several others within Walmart. With the teams creating synergy and Jet becoming even more focused, we don’t have...

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Delivery Key Aspect of Walmart Vs. Amazon — RetailDive.com

Walmart and Amazon continue to duke it out in the race to be the world’s top retailer. Delivery speed is proving to be a battlefield with both companies increasing their next-day shipping options: “The analysts noted a ‘delivery arms race’ that is ‘escalating,’ with Amazon and Walmart each announcing various takes on next-day shipping within a month of each other this spring. They also posited that Walmart could make gains in an area long dominated by Amazon: third-party sellers. Helping...

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Walmart, US Solar Announce Agreement for 36 Community Solar Gardens — Walmart.com

Walmart has signed an agreement to subscribe to US Solar’s community solar gardens: “‘Solar is a vital component of Walmart’s expanding renewable energy portfolio,’ said Mark Vanderhelm, Vice President of EnergyUS Solar’s 36 one-megawatt (MW) community solar gardens will generate clean, renewable energy and provide energy savings to Walmart locations in 13 separate counties. The first solar gardens have completed construction and the remainder are targeted to be online by the first half of 2020.for Walmart Inc.” P.S. Walmart is...

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Walmart Foundation Provides Grant to Combat Human Trafficking — Walmart.com

The Walmart Foundation continues to fight slavery in its supply chains by supporting organizations that actively fight human trafficking: “BANGKOK, Thailand, June 11, 2019 — International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.” P.S. Walmart is committed to supporting an ethical supply chain. Learn how you can work with Walmart in ways that...

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5 Levels of Walmart Retail Link® Reporting

  Walmart Suppliers live and breathe by the data generated each week in Retail Link®. From last week’s sales to last month’s On Time and In Full scorecard, decisions on both sides of the Walmart/Supplier meeting table come down to these numbers. The question for the supplier is: are you diving deep enough into your reports to influence your Walmart Buyer? On this week’s podcast, we sit down with Terry Clear to go through his five levels of Walmart Retail...

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