WalMart isn’t waiting for Black Friday to fight off competitors such as Amazon. Instead, last week they launched a series of specials, and today starting pushing free shipping on orders of just $35 and above.
Walmart is encouraging shoppers to not wait until Black Friday, but rather to start now by providing pricing incentives such as the following:
Comparing Laptop Promotions
Do all these promotions mean that they are offering the largest discounts in these categories? Looking at the example of laptops, Amazon is still providing the most discounts:
While Amazon has the deepest discounts, this doesn’t necessarily translate into the lowest category pricing. The chart below shows final pricing (after discounts); Walmart still offers the greatest assortment of their laptops at the lowest pricing (under 200). However, Amazon carries slightly more than twice the selection, which still results in the greatest number of laptops at low pricing.
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