Walmart.com spent 2016 turning around its ecommerce fortunes. It acquired Jet.com, greatly increased the range of products on offer and started ramping up the number of sellers on the marketplace. But what’s it like for buyers to find you on the Walmart marketplace?
The Walmart.com homepage
On any given day, the Walmart home page contains a variety of different offers. There can be sponsored products, time-sensitive deals, rollbacks and other promotions. Deals can be a mixture of Walmart's own stock and third party items. As you can see under the “Dare to Compare” product selection, they compare against Amazon's price offering.
Search on Walmart
Just like browsing on Amazon, buyers can use the Walmart taxonomy to filter through the top level categories.
The search function suggests results as you type, also like Amazon.
You can also browse by category using the All Departments link, like Amazon and eBay.
Search Results and Walmart
Search results are displayed like this:
It’s important to note a number of points here.
First, products listed employ large images on a white background. Second, Walmart displays the discount the buyer receives and also shows ratings for the item. Furthermore, Walmart has a range of shipping methods – 5 of them – to filter by, like on Amazon.
As a buyer, you can also filter by important category attributes like ‘Age’ for toys, for example.