View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Networks
March 27, 2013

Wal-Mart to offer locker service for online purchases

Walmart is planning to use its 4,000 domestic locations in the US to improve e-commerce sales

By CBR Staff Writer

Wal-Mart Stores is planning offer a locker service to store online purchases, in order to compete with Amazon.

The locker service is part of Wal-Mart’s plan to combine its brick-and-mortar retail expertise with online and mobile technology.

Walmart Global president and chief executive of eCommerce Neil Ashe said, "We are absolutely tenacious about building best-in-class e-commerce. But we are the only ones who can marry that with the largest retailer in the world."

Walmart.com chief executive officer in the US Joel Anderson was quoted by Bloomberg as saying that Wal-Mart has started shipping items from some US stores directly to consumers, and plans to double the locations participating in that test to about 50.

Currently, Amazon is installing lockers in brick-and-mortar stores in order to help its customers pick up online orders.

 

Content from our partners
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline
How hackers’ tactics are evolving in an increasingly complex landscape

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU