For many online shoppers, heading to a local store is a hassle.
But Walmart is trying to change that. Recently, the megaretailer introduced a program that promises extra savings when you opt for in-store pickup over shipping. Here's everything you need to know about this new discount.
Order Online, Head to a Store
Shoppers will have the option to purchase items online and then pick them up in-store for extra savings. The benefit to Walmart is obvious: CEO Marc Lore says it's far cheaper to deliver products directly from fulfillment centers to local stores, as opposed to individual homes. Because of that, Lore believes Walmart should pass a piece of those savings on to customers.
When you're shopping on Walmart's website, look for items that are marked "Pickup Discount." During the purchase process, choose to have the item(s) shipped to your local Walmart for pickup. You'll then automatically receive a discount based on each eligible individual item.
There's a Catch
Of course, it's not as simple as scoring extra savings just by shopping online. To qualify for the discount, items must be available for purchase online-only, not in-store. Initially about 10,000 items will qualify for the new discount. However, it's supposed to be rolled out to more than one million of the most popular items on the site by the end of June.
If you just can't bring yourself to head to the local Walmart to pick up your order, you can forgo the additional discount and have it delivered. You can still bag free 2-day shipping on orders of $35 or more.
Readers, will you be saving some extra cash by taking advantage of this new program? Or do you prefer to just have everything delivered? Sound off in the comments below!