Walmart leverages stores for online shopping returns

11 October, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Walmart is preparing to launch Mobile Express Returns- an innovative industry-first experience tha

This is not the first time Walmart has tried to introduce returns service for online items. Making returns of e-commerce orders quick, easy, and painless is important because about 30% of online purchases are returned, versus 9% of in-store buys, according to research cited by CNBC.

The new Mobile Express Returns process for items bought at Walmart.com will start with a customer using the the store's mobile app. You will have to scan the QR code on the app, and then hand the item to the associate.

It will initially be for items sold and shipped by Walmart.com - everything from beauty products, to sporting gear, to children's toys.

Recently Amazon entered into a deal with retailer Kohl's where 80 locations of Kohl's would handle returns for the online giant.

"We recognize that saving time is the new currency for customers, as much as saving money", Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of services and digital acceleration, said in an interview. "We're combining the accessibility of our stores with ecommerce to provide new and exciting ways for customers to shop".

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This is the third Mobile Express offering announced this year by Walmart and comes at a time when the retailer is doubling-down on innovation within the app to deliver a more integrated shopping experience.

Eckert said Wal-Mart has been working on the reinvention of its return services for months, including the introduction of employee-facing technology created to make the process seamless for workers.

According to Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of Wal-Mart Services and Digital Acceleration, the system is meant to cut the average processing time for online returns from five minutes to 30 seconds since time has increasingly become the new currency in retail. Will the launch of easier online returns along with other steps Walmart has made to make shopping more convenient - Pickup Towers, home delivery, etc. - be rewarded with more purchases by consumers? Items eligible for the instant return credit, without bringing the products back, include shampoo and some cosmetics. The new process is called Mobile Express Returns and is projected to take about 35 seconds or less.

Refunds will appear in your payment accounts as soon as the next day. It's also rolled out curbside pickup of online grocery orders in about 1,000 of its USA stores, putting it way ahead of rival Target Corp., which only offers the service for non-perishable items in its hometown of Minneapolis.

Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods earlier this year was, in part, to give the company some storefront real estate.

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