With online shopping, it doesn't matter if you live two or two hundred miles from the nearest store. Now you can enjoy the Walmart shopping experience without ever getting out of your computer chair.
Walmart Online Selection
If you're used to shopping at a Super Walmart, you won't find online grocery shopping on the website. Also, health, beauty and hygiene products are oddly absent, but otherwise, the site offers just about everything you'd find at a traditional store.
- Apparel - Find the latest styles for men, women, teens and children, including shoes
- Baby - Keep your baby comfortable with blankets, booties and bassinets
- Books - Order the "Read of the Month" or one of the other 600,000 titles including "libros en Español"
- Electronics - Televisions, DVD players, cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, computers and everything else you need to stay connected and entertained
- Garden and Patio - Providing a seasonal selection of patio décor and grilling items
- Gifts & Flowers - Show you care with a bouquet and a special message
- Home - Offering appliances, décor, furniture, bed and bath accessories and more
- Jewelry - Satisfaction guaranteed on all jewelry purchases
- Movies - Search by title, actor or director, or browse by genre to find the perfect flick
- Pets - An assortment of toys and treats for your animal friends
- Pharmacy - Fill a new prescription, take advantage of refill reminders and purchase health and wellness products
- Photo Center - Get more from your digital photos with online printing and sharing
- Sports & Fitness - Exercise equipment, sporting goods and camping gear for your recreational needs
- Tires - Use the online tire selector to find the right model for your vehicle, and install them yourself or have them shipped to your local store
- Toys - Shop by age or category for traditional playthings and the hottest trends
- Video Games - From the latest consoles to your favorite games, they can take care of all your gaming needs
- Vision Center - Order contacts online, with free shipping if you pick them up at the Vision Center in your local store
The site even offers music downloads, a DVD rental service, Internet access, vacations and financial services. Keep in mind, however, that most of these are provided by third-party vendors including Netflix and Netscape, to name just a few.
Another great feature is the ability to create and share your gift registry for an important event or to create your own wish list for everyday gift giving.
Online Shopping Specials
As you browse through the online catalog, you may notice that some items have an "online only" label. These are special deals, often on high-end items like laptops, that you won't be able to find in your local store.
Online shopping is a bit more expensive than shopping at a traditional store because you must factor in shipping costs. Shipping options include:
- The standard shipping rate is calculated according to the size and weight of your purchases.
- Final shipping charge will be shown during checkout, and you will have a chance to cancel your order if you find the total price too expensive.
- If time is a factor, there are options for one, two or three day shipping, with an additional fee.
- You may be asked to pay more if your items are being shipped to multiple locations.
- Some larger items can only be shipped freight, which can take seven to fourteen business days to arrive.
To avoid shipping costs all together, you can look for in-store pick-up options on some items. These items will be sent directly to your local store for you to pick up at your convenience.
One special section of the online site is the rotating list of free samples. At any one time there will be three or four offers for everything from a new scent of laundry detergent to smoking-cessation gum. You simply enter your contact information into the online form to receive your sample a few weeks later. One unique aspect of the free sample website is the chance to offer feedback on the new products that you're sent. If you're already stopping by for online shopping, it's definitely worth checking out, although it's also a popular destination in its own right.
Convenience and More
Shopping online is a convenient way to get your necessities without leaving your home. From the photo center to a selection of books, toys and even clothing, you can anything you need at a click of your mouse. An added bonus is to have your purchases shipped directly to your house or for free to your closest store.