BENTONVILLE, Arkansas — Walmart, a direct competitor to Amazon, has launched a Walmart business to serve the shopping needs of small businesses and nonprofits. The e-commerce site offers 100,000 products, including office supplies and furniture, food and beverages, restrooms, electronics, classrooms, and institutional needs.
“We know millions of small businesses and nonprofits use Walmart stores and websites to purchase supplies to support their day-to-day operations,” said Walmart Senior Vice President of Business. Ashley Habka, President and General Manager, Services. “These customers are under greater pressure than ever from inflation and supply chain issues, adapting to a hybrid workforce and post-pandemic behavioral changes.”
The site also offers multi-user accounts, allowing organizations to add up to five users to one account. Customers can also share payment information, order history, and purchasing power across teams. Eligible organizations can enroll in the Walmart Tax Exemption Program to automatically remove eligible taxes at checkout.
Walmart Business is free to use, but Walmart also offers a paid subscription version called Walmart Business+ for $98/year. Membership benefits include free shipping with no minimum, free pickup from Walmart stores with a minimum order of $35, 2% rewards on orders over $250, and 5% off eligible items set in your subscription. Includes discount.
Late last year, Walmart announced a partnership with Popable, a pop-up shop marketplace platform that connects brands with short-term retail leases to allow small businesses to rent retail space inside Walmart stores.