Walmart Should Do Well This Holiday

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Thanksgiving has not yet arrived, but the holiday shopping is here, and retailers are wasting no time trying to woo consumers to their stores and websites with seven weeks until Christmas.

Walmart said Thursday it will begin offering early Black Friday promotional sales on 18 items sold at Walmart.com for as long as supplies last. Walmart is not waiving its shipping charge for online orders under the $35 minimum, as are its competitors Target and Amazon. Walmart did say it will offer free shipping from marketplace sellers this year, but there is still a $25 minimum order required.

Amazon said this week it’s offering free shipping to everyone on more than 3 million items this holiday season, and there is no minimum order, even for non-Prime members. Amazon said it will continue the free-shipping until it can no longer guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. In most cases, that’s five to seven business days before the holiday.    MORE

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