Is Walmart the New Amazon?

Last Update: August 09, 2016

Walmart has agreed to buy Jet.com for about $3 billion in cash and another $300 million in stock to sweeten the pot. Walmart is hoping to beef up their on-line presence with the acquisition, and grab a piece of Amazon's market which is about $100 billion a year.

Jet.com made their debut in July 2015. If you live in the U.S. I am sure you have seen the commercial with the top of peoples head blowing off in a purple cloud in amazement at the savings.

Jet.com TV commercial

Jet.com CEO, Marc Lore has experience selling his startup businesses to larger companies. In 2010 he sold Diapers.com to Amazon for $500 million.


Walmart's Affiliate Program


Walmart.com has a great affiliate program that has all the same bells and whistles as Amazon. They also have a WordPress Plugin. Walmart has recently launched their "Shipping Pass" program to rival Amazon's "Prime".

One of the drawbacks for Walmart is their shipping policies. Walmart only ships to:

  • The 50 U.S. states
  • APO / FPO military addresses
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

International shipping can be accomplished with USgobuy.com.

The Walmart Affiliate Program is well worth the time to investigate if you are targeting a U.S. customer base.



Until next time,



Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
LunaVC Premium
Thank you, Tim, I will give this one a try. Have a Great Day.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Luna! Thanks for stopping by.
Reply
JewelCarol Premium
Hey Tim, thanks for the great information!! Have a nice day. ;))
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Hey Jewel! My pleasure. Thanks for your time.
Reply
Susieq57 Premium
Hi,
I just got my first website done, so I want to write a few more pages, before I do affiliate marketing. My website is about bachelor cooking, and I always mention food ingredients, and kitchen items. My question is, when I'm ready, Can I use amazon and walmart at the same time? Or is that a conflict of interest?
Reply
Swangirl Premium
You can use multiple affiliates at the same time. Most affiliate marketers do this. It is fine.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
No not at all. I think it is a good thing for your visitors to have choices.

It is great that you are wanting to have some content before worrying about affiliate programs. Most people get the cart before the horse in that aspect.

Thanks for stopping by Susie
Reply
DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Tim, for sharing this useful information. I will definitely check this out. Have a great day! :)
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
You are most welcome Adel. Great to hear from you. Hoping all is well with you . How was your holiday?
Reply
DELJAR Premium
I'm okay, Tim. My family and I had a fantastic holiday. We all enjoyed it! They are already looking forward for another summer holiday next year! :)
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
That is great Adel, glad to hear it
Reply
LisaFranks Premium
I will definitely look into this as I think most of my business will be in the US when I monetize. Thanks Tim :)

BTW, love the meme at the end :D
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
That is cute. :)) Thanks for stopping by Lisa!
Reply
LisaFranks Premium
All my pleasure, Tim :)
Reply
DianneBee Premium
The perdfect time of year to be thinking about this! Ramp up for holiday sales...search for those buying keywords!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by Dianne!
Reply
HVella Premium
Thanks for the info will look into it.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Hello Helen! Thanks for stopping by
Reply
rayosunshine Premium
Great information, I'll definantly use this. Thank you.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Great to hear from you Genevieve! My pleasure. thanks for stopping by
Reply
MKearns Premium
Great catch Tim. Definitely a profit enhancing maneuver!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
It could make a difference. Thanks for stopping by Michael.
Reply
SadieChan Premium
Thanks, good to have competitor for Amazon, they might increase the commission rate for affiliate.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
That would be nice for sure Sadie! Thanks for stopping by
Reply
Googlmans Premium
Walmart!? Affiliate Program!? I did not know that.
Thank you Tim.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Great to hear from you Paul! It may be something to look into. I appreciate your time
Reply
Funkydunc208 Premium
Great news. Thank you very much.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Duncan. I appreciate your time
Reply
Mike-Writes Premium
Great info, Tim. Thanks for sharing. :)
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Mike!
Reply
JohnThomas1 Premium
Great Post!!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks man. How are things going for you?
Reply
JohnThomas1 Premium
Slow but surely, what about you?
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Doing great thanks for asking.
Reply
Maine3623 Premium
You learn something new everyday, thanks Dream
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Mike. Thanks for reading
Reply
trailhound Premium
The war between Amazon and Wal-Mart can only mean profits for us.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Yessir! It should be a good thing. Thanks for stopping by Richard
Reply
ItsmeAdamT Premium
One of our clients in the Philippines is Jet. com Will be interesting to see what Walmart decides to do with the 300+ jobs there. they can bring it to the US. I'd be ok with that too.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Great to hear from you Adam. From what I read there wouldn't be a lot of change to Jet But who knows. Wayyy above my pay grade. lol
I appreciate your time
Reply
Steve81 Premium
Nice and interesting post dreamer ... And the picture at the end is great !!!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Great to hear from you Aitor. Yes that last image is an attention grabber. I appreciate your time
Reply
Cynthiah1 Premium
Very interesting. I just signed up for the Walmart affiliate program. I wanted to do Amazon but I live in a state that Amazon bans affiliates because of the tax code! It just started this year too!

I knew Walmart was trying to compete with Amazon so Walmart is the first affiliate program I have signed up to.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Awesome! Maybe this buy out ill help. Thanks for stopping by
Reply
dvilla410 Premium
Another tool for our arsenal. Great info!!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
We can use all we can get Danny. Thanks for stopping by
Reply
AchuthanN1 Premium
Thank you for that article. The competition is good for the customer as he will have a choice to pick the best.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Yessir! Achuthan. It should be a good thing. Thanks for the visit
Reply
bilalized Premium
Great article sir and lovely information.
Not to mention, i loved the pic at the end. lol
have a great day.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Great to hear from you Muhammad. That image caught my attention also. :)) I appreciate your time
Reply
Ultimateless Premium
That's me out...they won't ship to Australia then?
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
I bet they would make an exception for you Michael. Besides you are not supposed to be buying you are selling. Thaks buddy
Reply
Ultimateless Premium
Thanks Tim I know who I am gonna call if they ask for references.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
I got your back budddy
Reply
Backontrack Premium
Thanks for the info and insight Tim.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Greer. Thanks for the visit.
Reply
Steve1958 Premium
Walmart not in Australia yet...but I have been to a few stores on a few of my trips up there...they should come here...Costco finally got here and are doing well...
Maybe there's a market to do some drop shipping?
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
They need to bee there Steve. Everyone needs to experience Wally World! Thanks for your time
Reply
PaulaLloyd1 Premium
Thanks for the info. Hope your having a great week so far. Made some changes on my page and trying to catch up with all these follow posts. Is there a shorter way?
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
No! But you got this. Just keep doing what you are doing. How was your Birthday?
Reply
PaulaLloyd1 Premium
Rainy but nice. Thank you for asking. When is yours if you don't mind me asking!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
August 25th
Reply
PaulaLloyd1 Premium
Coming up soon!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Yes it is
Reply
AnthonyBea Premium
Thanks for the information ....
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Anthony. Great to hear from you . Thanks for your time
Reply
MPollock Premium
Great info, thanks, Tim
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Yessir! Thanks Mike!
Reply
lynnsam61 Premium
Tim,
Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely look into this!
Erica
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Erica. Hope it makes you a lot of money.
Reply
lynnsam61 Premium
From your lips :) A little money would work too!
Reply
Marcus1978 Premium
What percentge do they pay to affiliates?
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
I think it is about 4% on most items Marcus
Reply
Marcus1978 Premium
Same as Amazon then.
Reply
gmegs Premium
Too bad they didn't pay more affiliate commission - they might do better if they did.
Reply
BrianFord Premium
Great stuff for sure!! Tim
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Brian! I think that guy has a chunk of change. What do you think?
Reply
BrianFord Premium
You got that right my friend!! Is there any crumbs left under the table?
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
I will gladly share if I am able to find any!
Reply
billybons Premium
Every opportunity must be used :).
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Yessir! Great to hear from you Kirill!. Thanks for stopping by
Reply
billybons Premium
Following you :)
Reply
Chezbrown Premium
Love it Tim, especially the picture of the cows. xx
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
I hope one is a bull Cheryl! Thanks for the visit.
Reply
Chris2005 Premium
I live in a state that does not accept Amazon. I have been using Walmart for a while. I have had some sales with there Affiliate Program. With the Jet intro, it will give me more items to list and post on my site, hopefully more income.
John
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Great to hear from you John. I hope Jet helps you out! Thanks for your time
Reply
Seahawk8058 Premium
Great info Tim. I was wondering how it would play in the affiliate arena.

You really threw me a loop with that graphic! Now I know that you have the same sense of humor that I do!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
We shall see. Couldn't pass up the graphic. Drives the point home don't you think? :)) Thanks for your time
Reply
Seahawk8058 Premium
Absolutely.....Always a pleasure.
Reply
TonyMonzon Premium
Thanks for the heads up Tim, don't know much about the Walmart affiliate program but I'm sure they got tons of products to promote. ;0)
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
I just started looking into to it Tony. Thanks for stopping by
Reply
bigrog44 Premium
Walmart sounds good. I'm thinking about a Target affiliate program. I work hard at Target to get them redbards and stuff. For every redcard I get, the bigger the bonus the upper management get. I want the piece of the pie. I figure if Target makes off of me, then I might as well make money off of them. Then retire from them. LOL!
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for stopping by Roger. I was about to check out the target affiliate program. Get it it back from them buddy!
Reply
bigrog44 Premium
Yes!!!
Reply
JudeP Premium
Not familiar with this in the UK but it certainly sounds interesting Tim :)
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Jude. You all are so deprived. Wally World is an American institution lol. Thanks again
Reply
cosmicradio Premium
Thanks Tim. I guess that guy has got some green, huh? I've seen that head blowing up commercial. It only takes one idea, like they say.
Reply
Dreamer56 Premium
I imagine he is not hurting for sure Rick. That is a creative commercial. Thanks for stopping by
Reply