Walmart Helps Customers Ace Back-to-School and Back-to-College with More Tools to Make Shopping Faster and Easier

No Doubt About It – Walmart Has Everything for the Biggest and Best
First Day Ever

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to Walmart customers, nearly one-third of parents want to
avoid the stress of last-minute back-to-school shopping and almost half
want to cash in on the seasonal savings. That’s why, today, Walmart
announced its plans to help customers gain back time in a big way by
launching new tools that make shopping for the new school year faster
and easier. And with an eye on trend, the retailer is also launching
more new items than ever before – at the best prices.

“Walmart has always been known for our low prices, but giving parents
time back is also valuable currency when they’re deciding where to shop
for all their back-to-school needs,” said Scott Bayles, Walmart’s Dean
of Back-to-Class. “With more convenient ways to shop than ever before,
thousands of in-store events and some really cool, new items at
unbelievable prices, Walmart has everything customers need to start the
school year off with confidence, style and ease.”

So what’s on the agenda to help Walmart customers go back big?

  • A Suite of New App and Online Tools for Parents, Teachers and
    Students
    Last
    year
    , Walmart integrated the popular resource TeacherLists into a
    dedicated online destination called School Supplies List that enabled
    parents to find and shop for their child’s specific classroom supply
    list on Walmart.com. New this year, Walmart is expanding the
    experience to the Walmart app
    where parents can search and
    shop for their child’s actual list and then use the app to locate the
    store aisle the item is in. Also new this year, customers will have
    the option to choose the products and brands from the school supplies
    list.

    Walmart is also helping college students subtract the
    stress of outfitting their dorm room with a new way to shop online
    called Buy the Room.
    Available today, Buy
    the Room
    allows customers to add a group of items to their cart to
    shop a complete dorm look. Walmart will launch with nine curated
    collections
    that each feature up to 20 of the most sought-after
    items college students search for and purchase at the low prices
    Walmart is known for.

    In stores and online, teachers will
    also find more ways to ensure that they are stocked up on their
    classroom supplies. Walmart is launching a new Teacher Shop on http://Walmart.com
    and a dedicated section in more than 2,100 stores
    that includes
    classroom décor items and supplies, like stickers, reward charts, dry
    erase boards, markers and more.

  • More Ways to Shop Without Leaving Your Car (or Home!) – Walmart
    customers love Online Grocery Pickup and Delivery. This year, more
    customers will be able to get their back-to-school shopping done
    without ever leaving their vehicle, since Walmart has made Online
    Grocery pickup available in twice as many stores as last year and has
    doubled the assortment of back-to-school and college products
    available during the season
    . And, for the first time, Walmart is
    offering Online Grocery Delivery as a convenient way to have these
    back-to-class items delivered directly to homes in dozens of markets,
    like Atlanta, Denver and Houston
    . In addition, the vast majority
    of back-to-class items are available for free two-day shipping on
    orders over $35 without a membership fee.
  • Pickup Makes Packing a Breeze – The nightmare of packing an
    entire dorm room into the back of a mini-van is over. This year, Walmart
    is making hundreds more back-to-class items available via Pickup,
    so
    parents and students can order all of their supplies and gear online
    and pick it up at the store closest to campus within seven days of
    ordering the item. How’s that for saving time – and headaches? Pickup
    will also be available for school supplies, offering parents a
    convenient way to get these items and other back-to-school essentials,
    like granola bars and new shoes, in one easy trip.
  • Beyond-the-Basics Assortment – Customers have always relied on
    Walmart to offer all of the basics but, this year, the retailer is
    getting extra credit for its new, on-trend assortment. Trending
    products like glow-in-the-dark and colored glue, paper from certified
    sustainable sources, FriXion Erasable pens, Rocketbook notebooks,
    emoji pencil cases and unicorn notebooks are just some of the many new
    products customers will find. All told, approximately 25 percent of
    the retailer’s school supply assortment is new.
  • A+ Prices All Season Long – As always, Walmart will
    offer incredible prices on school supplies, including 400+ items under
    $3 and hundreds more under $5. For example, customers will find
    Composition Notebooks for $.50, 100-Sheet Poly Notebooks for $.87
    (Rollback from $1.47), 12-count Crayola Colored Pencils for $.97
    (Rollback from $1.84), Crayon Boxes for $1 and 5-ounce Elmer’s Glue
    for $2.97. Walmart will also offer more than 30 exclusive bonus packs,
    like Sharpie Pocket Highlighters 4+2 for $2.24, Paper Mate Mechanical
    Pencils 20+6 for $2.97 and Bic Gel Pens 4+1 for $2.94.

But, before the bell rings, Walmart stores are offering events
throughout the season
to help communities rally for a fresh school
year and go back big. Walmart is hosting its quarterly Walmart
Wellness Days
event July 21 so that parents and students can take
advantage of low-cost immunizations, vision screenings in select
locations and the opportunity to speak with a pharmacist in time to have
their healthiest start to the school year. Walmart stores will also join
in Tax Free Holidays and waive sales tax on certain items in
participating states so customers can secure even more savings. Last but
certainly not least, Walmart will host nearly 2,000 Beauty Demos
with L’Oréal and Maybelline so customers can try out best-in-class
beauty looks.

For more information, please visit http://news.walmart.com.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and
through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers
and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 65 banners in 28
countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of
$500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates
worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
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Contacts

Walmart Inc.
Erin Hulliberger, 800-331-0085
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