Walmart has announced the launch of its “Pay with Cash” offering for online orders at Walmart.com in the United States. Now, customers can shop a broader selection of items online, hundreds of thousands more items beyond its stores, at Walmart.com and pay for them with cash at all Walmart stores in the U.S. and also in Neighborhood Markets. Walmart is the first major retailer to offer online purchases without the need for banking services or a credit, debit or prepaid card. “Pay with Cash” will help millions who rely on cash transactions, as well as those who are wary of using credit cards online, to shop Walmart’s affordable and expanded online merchandise.
Pay with Cash: how it works
1. Customers go to Walmart.com from any Internet-connected device to select an item and place an order.
2. During checkout, the customer selects the “cash” option and their shipping preference. Customer immediately receives an order number on the order confirmation page and an email receipt with their order number. The item is reserved in the system.
3. The customer has 48-hours to take the printed order form to any cash register of any Walmart store or Neighborhood Market.
4. Once cash payment is completed in the store and received, shipping then occurs via Site to Store or to their preferred address.
I guess the fascinating thing here is why this has taken them so long to set-up. It seems rather an obvious move to me. In some ways Argos in the UK has been doing this for years already.
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