Wal-Mart Stores: Open Until 8 pm of Christmas Eve
Shopping is really an issue during holiday season. For this concern, some of the country’s biggest retailers will give all possible means to accommodate customers on their needs by extending their time of shopping for the holiday.
Since the competition for attracting consumers is really tough, retailers really find ways to invite people through their stores by giving discounts and special shopping hours.
In a news release Thursday, Wal-mart, one of those retail giants said its stores will be extending their time of shopping until 8 pm of Christmas Eve, while its Neighborhood Markets stores will still be open until 6 pm. For in-store orders, customers can place their order until 6 p.m. of Dec. 23, the company said. Online delivery orders need to be placed by Dec. 22 for rush deliveries .This decision of the world’s largest retailer really makes great impact on consumers who were not able to have early shopping; and want to take the last-minute purchase of gift needs.
Wal-Mart has also extended the time of placing online orders and so to get their ordered products before Christmas.
Their website, Walmart.com offers free shipping for orders over $50, and on Friday, purchase minimum for free shipping will be cut off. Customers can order up to Dec.20 for standard delivery and depending on the item and their location, they can still get free value shipping as late as Dec.20.
The shipping fee of $50 that will be cut-off can really be loss for a retailer. Since it is a part of battle against other retailers, Wal-mart is ready to gamble for those losses just to meet their customers’ satisfaction.
This system of Wal-mart on having physical store locations really makes an edge over Amazon. With this idea of Wal-mart, shoppers can have the option of shopping as early as Thanksgiving in their stores or have the holiday rush purchases online.