Retailer Doubles Down on In-Store Pickup, Offers More Items for
Same-Day Pickup than Ever Before
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With just weeks left until Christmas and 84 percent of Americans still
holiday shopping*, Walmart is amping up in-store Pickup and offering the
hottest gifts at incredible prices to help customers end the season on a
high note. Whether just starting to shop or checking off the final items
on the “nice list,” customers can trust Walmart will have everything
they need to rock this holiday, including:
Top gifts at great prices, whether customers shop today, on
Green Monday or the final days leading up to Christmas.
More convenience than ever before, with the largest assortment
available for same-day Pickup – the fastest way to get an online
order. You’re welcome, procrastinators.
A helpful tool for the forgetful, new unloaded gift cards will
be included in select Walmart.com ship-to-home and Pickup order boxes.
In-store demos of the season’s most popular gifts will conclude
at the third holiday party, “Gifts that Rock,” on Dec. 16.
“We started the season by promising more – more assortment, more
savings, more convenience and more fun,” said Steve Bratspies, chief
merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “We know the vast majority of our
customers are still shopping and there is no more important time to
deliver on our promise than the final days before Christmas.”
Top Gifts at Great Prices
There’s still plenty of time for customers to shop for this year’s top
gifts. Walmart has the hottest items online and in stores at prices
worthy of a standing ovation, including:
On-trend tech like the Samsung+58%E2%80%9D+Class+Ultra+HD+TV&index=1&md5=99af287bc8474d3fd9b257825c2b188b” rel=”nofollow”>Samsung
58” Class Ultra HD TV for $548, Google
Home Mini for $29 ($20 savings) – customers also receive up to $25
off a Walmart order when they link their Walmart account to Google
Express**, and Beats
Studio3 Wireless Headphones for $349.
Popular video games and accessories like the PS4
1TB Call of Duty: WWII Limited Edition Bundle for $299, Nintendo
Switch Console with Joy-Con Controllers for $299, and the Xbox
One X Console for $499.
Toys including the Barbie
DreamHorse and Barbie Doll for $75 (Pickup only if ordered
online), online-only Sky
Rider Night Hawk Hexacopter Drone with Wi-Fi Camera for $49.97,
and the Walmart-exclusive Disney
Frozen 12-Volt Ride-On Sleigh for $198 (Pickup only if ordered
Everyday Gifts for the Home like the Keurig
K-Compact Single Serve Coffee Maker for $49.96, the KitchenAid
Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand mixer for $199, and the
popular Instant Pot line, including the Instant
Pot Gem 6-Quart 8-in-1 Programmable Multicooker for $79.
Apparel for the whole family including Faded
Glory Women’s Hooded Puffer Jacket for $12.96, pajamas like Secret
Treasures giftable sleep sets (stores only) for $14.84, girls’
and boys’ character four-piece sets (two t-shirts, hoodie and pants)
for $19.97 and the No. 1 men’s shoe in December: Levi’s
Venetian Moccasin Slipper for $9.98.
More Convenience than Ever Before
Ninety percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store,
making Pickup a fast and convenient option for customers who order
online and pick up in store. In fact, Walmart sees demand for Pickup
Today orders double during the last two weeks of the season when
stores turn into Pickup points for millions of online orders. And this
year, the retailer is offering more items available for same-day pickup
than ever before. Customers will have the ability to shop qualifying
items, notated with “Free Pickup Today,” online until 4 p.m. local time
on Dec. 23 and then will be able to pick up those items in store on Dec.
24 by 6 p.m. local time.
As part of its everyday promise, Walmart.com also continues to offer
free, two-day shipping — no membership required.
“This year, we’ve tripled the amount of items available on Walmart.com,
offering customers a broader assortment for their holiday shopping,”
said Scott Hilton, chief revenue officer, Walmart U.S. eCommerce. “We
continue to focus on providing them with great deals on must-have items,
whether they want to ship those items to their home in two days, or pick
them up in a local store that same day.”
A Helpful Tool for the Forgetful
Forgot a gift, or invited to a last-minute holiday party? No problem.
New this year is Walmart’s unloaded gift card program, the hottest
ticket of the season. Customers should keep an eye out for unloaded gift
cards placed in select Walmart.com and Pickup boxes, then head online to
load them with amounts starting at $5 before gifting to friends and
family. The cards will appear in Walmart.com packages for orders placed
up until Dec. 17, and through Dec. 24 for Pickup orders.
The Final Curtain Call
From 1-4 p.m. local time on Dec. 16, Walmart stores will host “Gifts
that Rock” parties across the country. Just nine days before Christmas,
last-minute shoppers will have the chance to demo the season’s most
popular gifts, from video games and top toys to kitchen appliances and
And for customers who truly plan to shop until the last minute, Walmart
stores close at 6 p.m. local time on Dec. 24.
Wal-Mart Stores, 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. The company’s legal name will become
Walmart Inc., effective on Feb. 1, 2018, to reflect its growing status
as an omni-channel retailer. Each week, over 260 million customers and
members visit our more than 11,600 stores under nearly 60 banners in 28
countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of
$485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates
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* According to internal Walmart data as of Dec. 4, 2017
**Available in contiguous United States. Device must be activated before
Jan. 15, 2018, to qualify. Coupon expires Jan. 31, 2018. Coupon will be
automatically issued after linking account to Walmart.com. Valid only
for Walmart orders on Google Express. Only two coupons total per
household. Unused coupon amount doesn’t carry over.
Walmart Media Relations:
Michelle Malashock, 1-800-331-0085