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. (August 31, 2009)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. 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)
Walmart 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.

Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com.