Starting April 19th, Walmart will make it even easier for you to save some extra money when shopping from their website. They call it a “Pickup Discount” and it allows you to save money when ordering online by opting to pickup in-store instead of having the product delivered to your doorstep. Here’s everything you need to know to make it work for you.
This one comes down to shipping logistics. In terms of shipping, it costs Walmart the most money during the “last mile” of delivery to your doorstep.
So why not remove the last mile of delivery and pass the savings along to you, the shopper?
Kinda smart actually. Especially since Walmart can take advantage of their fleet of delivery trucks and get your product delivered to your local store for pennies on the dollar.
So essentially they’re passing the savings along to us via a “Pickup Discount”.
You simply opt for this discount when checking out from their website. You then come into your local store when it arrives within 2-days, and save money in the process.
How Big are the Discounts?
In the above example, you can save an extra $7.40 on this Britax Car Seat.
Other products that will be included when this program launches on April 19th include $50 off a 70″ VIZIO 4K, $2.55 off a LEGO set, and $4.46 off a Coleman cooler.
Not a huge savings, but totally worth it if you plan on shopping in-store anyways. It’s obvious the more expensive the item, the more substantial the discount will be.
Might not be worth the effort for a couple bucks of savings, but totally worth it when buying expensive electronics.
When the program launches they’ll have about 10,000 pickup discounts available. That number will grow substantially to 1 million by the end of June of 2017.
It’s clear Walmart is using this new discount as a way to compete with Amazon. Time will tell if it works. But there is no doubt that consumers win when retailers compete for your business.
Ask the Reader: Would you swing by your local Walmart to take advantage of a “pickup discount”? Or is it not worth the hassle?
By Kyle James
Photo courtesy of Walmart.