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Over the last year, Walmart has continued to push the boundaries of retail by creating a seamless experience in stores and online. Today, Walmart announced its plans to offer the ultimate in convenience and product assortment at the best prices this holiday season with:
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To make checkout easier, starting Nov. 1, Walmart is positioning associates in the busiest areas of its stores, so customers can bypass regular checkout lines and pay for everything right in the department they are shopping. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Every day we’re committed to providing customers with the broadest assortment of quality products at great prices, but, during the holidays, we take that promise up a notch,” said Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “I’ve never been more excited about what we have to offer this Christmas – more items than ever before and new brands that customers will be surprised to see from us, all at the prices they expect from Walmart. And, with new convenient ways to buy, we’ve never been in a better position to help our customers deliver for their families than this holiday season.”
The Ultimate in Customer Convenience
New shopping experiences that help customers save time at Walmart this holiday season include:
“This year, we relaunched Walmart.com, delivering customers a completely new shopping experience for whatever they are shopping for – whether they are purchasing a specific item or browsing our fashion and home assortment,” said Scott Hilton, chief revenue officer, Walmart eCommerce U.S. “The new site, combined with thousands of new brands, curated holiday solutions, and our free, two-day shipping as well as pickup offerings, will make it that much easier for customers to shop Walmart.com this holiday season.”
The Broadest Assortment Ever
Walmart has spent the last year expanding its assortment in stores and online to offer customers its widest assortment of top gifts at the season’s best prices. On Walmart.com, the retailer has added more than 2,000 brands to offer a wide range of options, from cashmere sweaters to premium electronics. These brands include De’Longhi and Braun in home, Sony XBR in electronics (launching in mid-November), and nearly 150 premium fashion brands available through the Lord & Taylor flagship store. In stores and online, customers will find new products from national brands like Ryan’s World and L.O.L. Surprise in toys, KitchenAid and Keurig in home, EV1 by Ellen DeGeneres in fashion, and Samsung and Bose in entertainment.
Walmart’s America’s Best Toy Shop will be the place for the hottest toys at the best prices this holiday season. With 30 percent new toys in stores and 40 percent more toys online, customers will have hundreds of new toys to choose from, including Pomsies, Fancy Nancy, Hairdorables, and Grumblies, plus classic brands like Barbie, Hot Wheels and Transformers. Walmart shoppers can use its annual Toy Catalog, available in stores and online Nov. 1, to find the items they’re looking for in stores and on Walmart.com.
In-store customers will be able to experience Walmart’s assortment of top gifts first-hand with more events and product demos than ever before – 190,000 across the country from Nov. 3 to Dec. 24. Walmart will host its first event, America’s Best Toy Shop Wishlist Event, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Walmart stores nationwide. At this free event, families can test the hottest toys, take pictures with Santa, pick up the kids catalog, posters, a LEGO catalog with stickers and more.
For more information, please visit http://news.walmart.com.
* Free shipping within two business days on orders placed before 2 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays. Eligible items only. Min. order $35. Not available in AK, HI, Puerto Rico.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit our more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.
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