Walmart to give discounts to shoppers who pick up online orders in stores

Walmart announced today that it plans to give a “pickup discount” to shoppers who order items online and then pick them up at their local store.

FILE – In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart will now let you pay with your phone at all 4,600 stores nationwide. With Walmart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen to complete the payment. The effort is part of Wal-Mart’s overall strategy to making shopping easier and faster. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The discounts start on April 19 and will initially be available on about 10,000 items, the retailer said.

“We will then roll out the discount to more than one million of the most popular items by the end of June,” Walmart said on its website.

According to the announcement posted on Walmart’s website, “Customers shop an item notated with “Pickup Discount” on Walmart.com and ship to their local store for pick up. These shoppers will then receive a discount based on each individual item.”

Here are some examples:

Britax B-SAFE 35 Infant Car Seat, Slate Strie – $148.05 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $7.40 ($140.65 new price)

LEGO City Great Vehicles Ferry, 60119 – $23.99 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $2.55 ($21.44 new price)
Coleman 150 qt Heritage XP Marine Cooler – $111.49 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $4.46 ($107.03 new price)

VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 70″ Class 4K Ultra HDTV (M70-D3) – $1,698 will have an additional Pickup Discount of $50 ($1,648 new price)