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Walmart Launches Program for Business Shoppers 8 Years after Amazon

Walmart Launches Program for Business Shoppers 8 Years after Amazon

Walmart officially launched a program for business shoppers called Walmart Business, with the move coming 8 years after Amazon launched its Amazon Business procurement program.

Both programs are designed to provide an online shopping experience that caters to businesses procuring goods for their organizations. “Walmart Business simplifies restocking by grouping various items together in a way that makes sense to organizations,” Walmart said in Friday’s announcement.

“In addition, Walmart Business offers multi-user accounts, giving organizations the ability to add up to five users to a single account. Customers can also share payment information, order history and purchasing power across teams. Qualified organizations can enroll in the Walmart Tax-Exemption Program (WTEP), allowing automatic removal of eligible taxes during checkout.”

Walmart had invited third-party sellers to join the program in October, and offered them a 90-day free trial to its Walmart Business+ membership program.

Similarly, Amazon Business offers a Business version of its consumer Prime program.

“As we continue to evolve the shopping experience, we are committed to listening to SMB and nonprofit customers to help them address the challenges they face today, and the ever-changing challenges that come with running an organization,” Walmart wrote. “We are excited to help our customers save time, money and hassle.”

You can find the full press release on Walmart.com.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

One thought on “Walmart Launches Program for Business Shoppers 8 Years after Amazon”

  1. We migrated to Walmart when they acquired Jet… I must say that Walmart is the WORST e-commerce platform weever listed on. Abysmal seller support… just finally walked away as they are not only 8 years behind Amazon… but light years away from supporting vendors.

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