Recently, Wal-Mart announced- plans to close 154 locations in the U.S., and cut 16,000 jobs overall. But, the store plans to combine online shopping and the in-store shopping experience together.
Wal-Mart’s Chief Executive, Doug McMillon, and new e-commerce chief, Marc Lore, plan to compete with Amazon, and boost Wal-Mart's competition in U.S. e-commerce.
Due to a low volume in sales, many store suppliers do not sell online. The new change will help Walmart make items at nearly 4,600 U.S. stores available online.
Combining e-commerce along with Wal-Mart storefronts make it easier for employers and shoppers as well.
Currently, Wal-Mart is trying to expand its online assortment of products. In the start of 2016, it grew from 8 million items to the end of last year, to more than 20 million items. This compares with more than 300 million items available on Amazon.
Would you shop on Wal-Mart’s website if more things were available online?