Walmart.com Adds Nearly One Million New Items With the Launch of Walmart Marketplace

Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:53am EDT

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Walmart.com Adds Nearly One Million New Items With the Launch of Walmart
Marketplace
Walmart Marketplace significantly expands Walmart.com's online product
selection with more new products, top brands and added convenience.

 

BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Walmart.com today
announced that it has added nearly one million new items to its online product
assortment with the launch of "Walmart Marketplace," a new program that gives
customers more choices at Walmart.com (www.walmart.com). Walmart Marketplace
enables a select group of retailers to offer additional products at
Walmart.com, providing customers more selection and added convenience.

Walmart Marketplace further expands its online assortment with new products
and top brands within some of the most popular online categories, including
Home, Baby, Apparel, Toys and Sporting Goods / Sports Memorabilia. In
addition, the program offers the added convenience of purchasing from select
retailers known for their customer service and large selection. Walmart.com
carefully chose these specific retailers based on their strong customer
service track records and large assortments of quality brands and products.
Also, Walmart.com will continue to grow the Walmart Marketplace program with
additional retailers over the next year.

Current Walmart Marketplace retailers include:
    --  CSN Stores (www.csnstores.com) - home, baby, toys, sporting goods and
        shoes
    --  eBags (www.ebags.com) - bags and luggage

    --  Pro Team, a subsidiary of Dreams, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DRJ) - licensed
        sports apparel and collectibles



"We've added nearly one million new items to our online assortment with the
introduction of Walmart Marketplace, making it even easier for customers to
find more of what they want when shopping Walmart.com," said Kerry Cooper,
Walmart.com's chief marketing officer. "Working with select retailers, known
for their strong customer service and large online assortments of new
merchandise, gives our customer more reasons to choose Walmart.com when
shopping online."

Customers can find the expanded assortment online at Walmart.com beginning
today.  As an added convenience for customers, all purchases from a Walmart
Marketplace retailer are managed through Walmart.com's trusted and secure
checkout process. The Walmart Marketplace retailer will then manage and
support the order, including shipping and handling, customer service,
exchanges and returns.

In the coming months, Walmart.com will announce additional programs designed
to further expand its online assortment for customers.

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Walmart discount stores, Supercenters,
Neighborhood Markets and Sam's Club locations in the United States. The
Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United
Kingdom. The Company's securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol WMT.

More information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartfacts.com.
Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com.



SOURCE  Walmart.com

Ravi Jariwala of Walmart.com, +1-650-837-5141
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