Walmart Business has rolled out a series of enhanced offerings for its small business customers, including a dedicated app, a new partnership with Angi (formerly Angie’s List) to help SMBs connect with local service professionals, and an expanded product assortment via integration with the Walmart Marketplace.
The new app aims to make the Walmart Business product assortment — which includes everything from office furniture and supplies to breakroom provisions to technology and classroom essentials — easier for small business owners to access. The app also features a streamlined ordering process to make it simpler and faster for customers to order large quantities.
As with the previously launched Walmart Business website, app users can set up multi-user accounts with up to five team members and select how they want to receive their orders, including one-tap check-in for curbside pickup at more than 4,700 U.S. Walmart locations and direct-to-office delivery scheduling.
Through the new partnership with Angi, Walmart Business customers can now connect more easily with local service professionals for jobs like office furniture assembly, TV wall mounting and shelving installation. Additionally, Walmart Business continues to steadily expand its product assortment with the integration of relevant Walmart Marketplace sellers, bringing the total available products into the millions.
These new offerings join the existing slate of services that Walmart Business offers its SMB customers, which includes access to analytics tools to track organizational spending for Walmart Business+ members.
Services and tools are a cornerstone of Walmart Business’ strategy, the ultimate goal of which is not just to sell products but to help SMBs “streamline purchasing in a way that gives them back money, gives them back time, gives them back mental space and lets them focus on their mission,” Ashley Hubka, SVP and General Manager of Walmart Business told Retail TouchPoints in a recent interview.
“This is just the beginning,” said Hubka in a blog post announcing the new offerings. “As we listen to and work alongside our SMB and nonprofit customers, we will continue to deliver the right products and services at the right prices to our customers and save them time, money and hassle at every step along the way.”