Walmart India to offer e-commerce option in all stores


The retail firm has cash-and-carry for its registered business members but they can order their merchandise online and have it delivered at their doorstep

Walmart India, the Indian arm of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., that has been testing out an e-commerce option for its wholesale business at two stores in Hyderabad and Lucknow is encouraged by its experience and will now extend this to all its stores across India.

Walmart India has a cash-and-carry business for its registered business members, largely small and mid-sized retailers.

It is to these customers that it is offering an e-commerce option, where members can order their merchandise online and have it delivered at their doorstep.

“The response has been very good (in the pilot in Lucknow and Hyderabad) and we are learning more about the members, what they need, and are fine-tuning the operations accordingly,” said Kris Iyer, president and chief executive officer, Walmart India, on the sidelines of the India Retail Forum in Mumbai. “We are rolling it (the e-commerce option) out in the remaining 18 stores by January.”

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