WallMart, an American multinational retailing corporation has always excelled at selling products in its vast stores. As per the latest quarterly report, the company’s e-commerce sale had risen 63% in the United States. It had lifted the overall sales 1.4% to $117.5 billion. Brett Biggs, the Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer stated that this is an extraordinary growth and the team is triumphal with the grip they are generating across their e-commerce offerings.
This unexpected leap in online sales is proving that the country’s largest retailer Wallmart is now making advancement in its efforts to be as prominent online as it is across the US landscape. Wallmart has also emphasized its efforts to integrate its stores and digital business so that they feed off each other.
WallMart has also made improvements to its shipping and payment apps, forcing the customers to come into their stores by offering them incentives like line-busting privileges. The company recently started offering discounts for those orders which are placed online but picked up in store, which saves the shipping cost.
Doug McMillion, the Chief Executive Officer of WallMart, stated that the company has been trying to catch up its online rival Amazon.com Inc. and so, they are focusing on to expand its e-commerce business rather than opening new stores. The company has been acquiring small online retail startups to boost their e-commerce business. WallMart acquired three companies ModCloth, ShoeBuy, and Moosejaw this year and now in a talk with the small online clothing retailer Bonobos.
For the quarter ended on April 30, the company’s earning share was $1, exceeding the analyst’s average estimate of 96 cents. And net income fell to $3.04 billion from $3.08 billion. For the second quarter, the company expected 1.5 percent to 2 percent in the US same-store sales. WallMart stores shares rose 1.2% to $76 in premarket trading and were up about 9% the last Wednesday.