Walmart prepares for the holidays with inventory, faster checkout

To prepare to take a larger chunk of consumer spending over the holidays, Walmart plans to offer digital maps in its stores to guide shoppers to product locations. At the same time, the retailer said it would offer speedier checkout, Reuters reported.

Walmart Chief Merchandising Officer Steve Bratspies noted that the company has a level of comfort with its in-stock inventory. Last year, sales had been impacted by inventory as the company brought on more items for the holidays such as gifts, toys and electronics, but it didn’t have sufficient everyday products.

This year, the retailer has updated its website and also plans to have a larger array of electronics, toy and fashion products. At the same time, the retailer has a new feature called “Check out with Me” to enable shoppers to skip the lines at checkouts to make payments within store departments.


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