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(CNN)   Wal-Mart wants to be an online juggernaut, biatch   (tech.fortune.cnn.com) divider line 25
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2013-07-24 09:38:00 AM
You think Amazon is going to let them?  They've got quite a mountain to climb, people just don't think of WalMart and Online together.
 
2013-07-24 09:42:55 AM
they'll have to find a way to do free shipping or Amazon will always be out front laughing.
 
2013-07-24 09:48:13 AM
Good luck with that.  You are still WalMart and I already have Amazon.
 
2013-07-24 09:56:37 AM
When will Walmart be prosecuted or fined for harming the communities it infests?
 
2013-07-24 09:58:18 AM
Their only option is to buy Amazon. And the Walton kids wouldn't consider actually putting THEIR money at risk.
 
2013-07-24 10:04:03 AM
'Juggs.. got ya
 
2013-07-24 10:04:49 AM
I've had nothInh but positive experiences from Walmart onlIne. Can't say the same for amazon.
 
2013-07-24 10:06:28 AM
But what about the silent masses of savvy online shoppers who would enjoy having Wal-Mart as an option?

whysoblu.com


pic is borrowed
 
2013-07-24 10:07:38 AM
I have actually purchased a couple things from walmart.com over the last few months, they were cheaper than Amazon and had free shipping. As much as I hate shopping at Walmart, I am not going to pay more for the exact same item.
 
2013-07-24 10:09:52 AM

ajgeek: Their only option is to buy Amazon. And the Walton kids wouldn't consider actually putting THEIR money at risk.


Suppose a hypothetical Amazart or Walmazon were created though? Who could stop them?
 
2013-07-24 10:10:16 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: When will Walmart be prosecuted or fined for harming the communities it infests?


This!

Um, but What law did they break again?
 
2013-07-24 10:10:21 AM
They should try a limited market first, like competing against NetFlix.
 
2013-07-24 10:10:43 AM

Mazzic518: I have actually purchased a couple things from walmart.com over the last few months, they were cheaper than Amazon and had free shipping. As much as I hate shopping at Walmart, I am not going to pay more for the exact same item.


And that's why they will lose, people hate Walmart.  If everything else was equal they wouldn't shop there.
 
2013-07-24 10:11:04 AM
Good luck competing with Amazon.  I wubs my Prime.
 
2013-07-24 10:12:23 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: But what about the silent masses of savvy online shoppers who would enjoy having Wal-Mart as an option?

[whysoblu.com image 850x460]


pic is borrowed


http://www.hark.com/clips/vcsplqykds-silent
 
2013-07-24 10:19:33 AM

BigBooper: HotIgneous Intruder: When will Walmart be prosecuted or fined for harming the communities it infests?

This!

Um, but What law did they break again?


Actually, financial and real social harm could be easily proven.
They've already been sued and lost
But since those are good things, I guess we'll all just have to live with Walmart, right?
Workers eligible for food stamps and medicaid.
Being evil isn't strictly against the law, right?
 
2013-07-24 10:23:45 AM
Charles, you shipped my helmet!
 
2013-07-24 10:41:49 AM
Do they still intend to have the local meth addicts do the delivering for them?
 
2013-07-24 10:55:03 AM

SquishyLizard: Suppose a hypothetical Amazart or Walmazon were created though? Who could stop them?


Mercifully, Walmart is run by spoiled brats, so this won't happen. I'm somewhat confident that the merger would violate every anti-trust law on the planet also.

Wellon Dowd: They should try a limited market first, like competing against NetFlix.


I'm pretty sure they did, and failed.
 
2013-07-24 10:56:02 AM
As for how he would define success for Wal-Mart in e-commerce, Ashe said it will come when "we don't care" if a customer does his or her shopping in a store, on a mobile device, or on a laptop sitting on the couch -- or some combination of all of the above. "That's the area we're trying to exploit, is Wal-Mart local as well as Wal-Mart Global," said Terrell.

Start shipping more stuff to Canada than the crappy amazon.ca, and folks in the northern hinterlands will be all for it.
 
2013-07-24 11:15:04 AM
I haven't purchased online from Walmart, but I have recently purchased online from Kohl's, Home Depot, and Target. Whenever I buy something online from anyone other than Amazon, I'm reminded of how much better Amazon is. I order something, get free shipping, and usually have it the next day. I haven't had that experience with any other online seller.
 
2013-07-24 01:35:59 PM
And that's why they've been sucking. Because they haven't been trying! Just wait! They'll show Amazon. They'll show everyone. One day.
 
US1
2013-07-24 03:06:08 PM
$10 billion in sales thats amazing
 
2013-07-25 02:47:26 AM
The last time I bought online from Wallie he shipped via UPS to a US Postal Service box, so naturally it would never be delivered.  I called immediately after getting the shipment notice email and was told,

"We use a third-party fulfillment service and have no control over what shipping carriers they choose."

So I canceled the order and bought the item elsewhere  (Amazon, IIRC).  Been leery of Walllie ever since.
 
2013-07-25 03:17:05 AM

gnosis301: Good luck competing with Amazon.  I wubs my Prime.


This. If it's not on Amazon (and Prime eligible), I don't need it that badly.
 
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