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,



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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!
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Dreamer56 Premium
We shall see. Couldn't pass up the graphic. Drives the point home don't you think? :)) Thanks for your time
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Absolutely.....Always a pleasure.
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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)
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Dreamer56 Premium
I just started looking into to it Tony. Thanks for stopping by
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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!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for stopping by Roger. I was about to check out the target affiliate program. Get it it back from them buddy!
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bigrog44 Premium
Yes!!!
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JudeP Premium
Not familiar with this in the UK but it certainly sounds interesting Tim :)
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Jude. You all are so deprived. Wally World is an American institution lol. Thanks again
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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.
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Dreamer56 Premium
I imagine he is not hurting for sure Rick. That is a creative commercial. Thanks for stopping by
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