Since Walmart’s acquisition of Jet, the whole ecommerce community has been waiting for the two mega giants to clash. Well, the battle unfolds as Walmart announces that it will begin offering free, two-day shipping with no need of membership.
With over 2 million items to begin with, Walmart is clearly looking to take a considerable slice of the U.S. ecommerce market.
What does it mean for you?
Well whether you’re a UK, US or ROW online-seller, this is a great time to expand into both Walmart’s Marketplace and Jet.
We’ve seen a rise in the UK of alternative marketplaces such as the Tesco marketplace, which has given online sellers another positive platform for sales away from eBay & Amazon.
Taking away the dramatic edge from the opening paragraph, Amazon is still “THE marketplace” and many of us would not be where we are today without it. Though, it is great to have some alternatives with real clout, not just for the growth opportunities but to also mitigate risk.
What are your thoughts?
So what do you think? Is this a good move? Will you be looking to expand into Jet & Walmart? Are you selling on Jet & Walmart already?
Let us know with your comments below.