Amazon Vs. Walmart
Since 2016, Walmart's online sales are up 78% and are now growing twice as fast as Amazon's, according to Forbes. Walmart plans to deliver online orders from 1,600 stores by year's end, while Amazon operates over 175 fulfillment centers around the world. Walmart online customers can also order pickup items for a better deal, and often pick their items up the same day. ... So, Amazon is the better online retailer, but not by a landslide as you may have thought. When you talk about ecommerce retail superpowers, Amazon is always top-of-mind. Ecommerce represented 14.3% of total retail sales in 2018, and Amazon accounts for 40% of US online retail. But superstore Walmart is hot on Amazon’s heels as it continues to ramp up both its own ecommerce offerings and its marketplace for third-party sellers. In 2018, Walmart’s online sales grew 40%, and it became the third-largest ecommerce retailer in the country. Between early 2017 and early 2019, Walmart saw 207% growth in its ecommerce buyer base.