Ask most people what they think about Walmart and they’ll tell you they have a love-hate relationship with America’s most popular retail superstore. Some admit they hate their crowds and long lines, while others hate having to walk too far around the enormous superstore to find things they need. While everyone has their own gripes about Walmart, these same people will admit they love the superstore thanks to its low, economical prices on everyday items.
Here are 5 great reasons to keep shopping at Walmart. Also, don’t forget to sign up for SideMoney to earn free points that can be redeemed for gift cards to your favorite retail stores.
1. Produce and Organic Upgrades
Walmart recently upgraded its produce and organic options to compete with specialty health-food grocers like Whole Foods and Sprouts. As they roll out the change nationwide, customers will start seeing signs that indicate locally sourced produce, as well as new healthy food options that include sushi and gourmet cheeses. The company says it wants customers to see fresh produce immediately upon walking in the front doors and be influenced to make healthier food choices.
2. Free 2-Day Shipping
In an effort to compete with Amazon Prime, Walmart now offers free 2-day shipping on qualifying items available on their website. This service, known as ShippingPass, costs $49 per year and includes free returns. Amazon shoppers who can buy the same items from Walmart can benefit from a service similar to Prime that costs only half the price.
3. Pickup and Delivery
Do you live near any Walmart Neighborhood Market stores? If so, shop for groceries online, then arrive at the store to pick them up, where they’ll be bagged and waiting for pickup. This service is completely free, and employees will even carry the groceries to your car.
If you live in Denver or Phoenix, look into having your order delivered courtesy of Lyft or Uber. This delivery concept is still being tested in select markets before it rolls out nationwide.
4. Walmart Pay
Tired of lugging around credit and debit cards, or just want to use a safer, more secure payment method? Walmart is launching a new service that allows customers to pay for in-store purchases using a smartphone app called Walmart Pay. The app works with all major credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and Walmart gift cards, and even stores copies of digital receipts.
5. Smiley’s Return
After a 10-year hiatus, Walmart is bringing back its iconic yellow happy face known as “Smiley.” The logo was used from 1990 to 2006, and retired when Walmart decided to rebrand and go a different route with advertising. Years later, customers are still associating Smiley with low prices, which has influenced Walmart to bring the logo back to advertise “savings that will make you smile.”
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