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Walmart Stores shares advance as it unveils digital expansion plans

Walmart Stores shares advance as it unveils digital expansion plans

Walmart's ambitions come into focus with the new return initiative - in addition to its two-day free shipping and pickup services - as it seeks to leverage its enormous network of stores to become a bigger player in online retail. An app-only returns line will be created at stores for users.

Walmart's Mobile Express Returns service is due to launch next month and will allow consumers to return items bought on Walmart.com through any of Walmart's 4,700 stores; the service will expand in 2018 to cover third-party sellers on Walmart.com's online marketplace, TechCrunch reported.

Using the Walmart phone app, guests can preselect items they want to return before entering the stores, which will be equipped with special Mobile Express Lanes set up for just this objective, according to USA Today.

Refunds will be credited to the customer's payment account as soon as the next day.

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"We have a plan that plays to our unique strengths", said Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, citing the company's massive brick-and-mortar footprint. These lanes, originally designed for prescription and money transfer service customers, are in place in all Wal-Mart stores and ready for their additional use in processing returns. Walmart said customers can now start shopping for more than 2 million Walmart items via Google Assistant as well as Google Express and its app. Walmart announced its partnership with Google in August.

The in-store express option is just one part of Wal-Mart's revamped return plan, which is being rolled out ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

"This offer will initially be available on select household items. with other items to be added over time", according to the retailer. This decision is made at the point of logging the return in the app, so no store visit would be necessary to receive the refund. This will include items damaged during delivery, or delivered not as described such as off foods and opened makeup.

As for customers who might abuse this perk, Walmart isn't anxious. "We can detect those folks that may be trying to take advantage of that system and we have the appropriate checks and balances". Wal-Mart Stores had a net margin of 2.60% and a return on equity of 16.87%. Wal-Mart has said that in some markets, the online grocery offering brings in customers who've never shopped at the retailer before.

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Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. But she also cautioned that Wal-Mart's mobile express return program isn't simply being unveiled to benefit customers.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.is -1%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 2.3%.

Walmart is also introducing a "keep it" feature for certain goods.

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