Walmart Plus – Expect in Pakistan?
Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 265 million customers and members visit approximately 11,500 stores under 56 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites
What Walmart Meant:
Customers across the USA can sign up for the store, the company should have membership option aimed at saving customers time and money like no other retailer can (Costco model).Walmart has launched a new membership program that brings together in-store and online benefits to save customers money and time like no other retailer can: Walmart+.
Walmart+ is meant to make life easier for busy families by pulling together the conveniences of its stores, delivery offering, online offerings and more. Members will receive unlimited free delivery from stores, fuel discounts and access to tools that make shopping faster for families.
Starting today, customers can sign up for Walmart+ at walmart.com/plus. The membership will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month and includes a 15-day free trial period.
“We can’t wait for customers to use Walmart+ as a way to keep more time on their calendars and money in their pockets,” said Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer, Walmart. “We designed Walmart+ to be the ultimate life hack for customers, pulling together benefits they told us would be most helpful to them today and in the future. Its usefulness will only grow from here.”
The initial list of Walmart+ benefits is below.
The list of benefits will continue to grow over time.
Unlimited free delivery:
In-store prices as fast as same-day on more than 160,000 items from fresh produce, to milk, eggs and bread to tech and toys to household essentials. This service was previously known as Delivery Unlimited – a subscription service that allows customers to place an unlimited number of grocery deliveries for a low, flat yearly or monthly fee. Current subscribers will automatically become Walmart+ members.
Scan & Go:
Unlock Scan & Go in the Walmart app – a fast way to shop in-store. Using the Walmart app, customers can scan their items as they shop and pay using Walmart Pay for a quick, easy, touch-free payment experience.
Fill up and save up to 5 cents a gallon at nearly 2,000 Walmart, Murphy USA and Murphy Express fuel stations. Sam’s Club fuel stations will soon be added to this lineup.
According to Board of Investment and Trade, Retail sector is the third largest sector in Pakistan. It is the second largest employer, employing around 16% of the labor force. With a huge market size of around $152 billion and an annual growth rate of 8%, the industry has immense potential to cater to changing consumer behavior and demand. A growing middle class in the country with enhanced purchasing power and a tech-savvy population presents an immense opportunity for the sector to digitalize and leverage technology to revolutionize retail in the best interests of different players in the retail value chain.
For a country where most retail still relies on customers walking into stores to browse and purchase.. The COVID-19 shift empowered more businesses, big and small, to take the leap into e-commerce. Pakistan is going through a major generational shift & retail is going through digital transformation.
When Should We Expect Walmart Plus in Pakistan?