What’s on Walmart’s Syllabus? Faster Shopping, Easier Pickup, Lower Prices and Straight-A Assortment

Retailer Expands the Number of Items Available for Store Pickup and
Introduces New School List Functionality

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This school year, Walmart’s backpack is loaded with new tools to help
kids and parents shop for classroom essentials and dorm
room deals
faster than ever before.

Walmart today announced it has substantially increased the number of
back-to-school and back-to-college items customers can order using its
Online Grocery Pickup and Pickup Today services, and introduced
“Back-to-School Helpers” in stores that will help customers save some
time while they shop. The retailer is also launching a dedicated
back-to-school destination – walmart.com/classroomsupplies
– that enables customers to search and shop the actual school supplies
list from ultimately more than a million classrooms across the United

“This back-to-school season, we’re keeping the math problems simple –
adding savings, subtracting time,” said Scott Bayles, vice president of
stationery, Walmart U.S. “It’s always been our job to save our customers
money and we aren’t changing – you can still find more than 300 items
under $1 at Walmart this back-to-school season – but we’re doing more
than that. We’re also saving our customers time with easy ways to shop
and multiple ways to get these items to students, so everyone can ace
their school shopping.”

Pickup Power – Walmart customers have a favorite subject: Pickup.
Customers who choose to order online and pick up in stores will enjoy
the convenience of having a Walmart associate shop for them – meaning
they never even have to spend time browsing aisles. And just in time for
the season, Walmart has significantly expanded the number of items
customers can order online and pick up in its stores, with tens of
thousands more items across all categories since last year. Pickup is an
especially convenient option for college students and their parents, who
can shop for back-to-college items on Walmart.com and pick them up at a
store closer to campus.

  • Online Grocery Pickup – Walmart is keeping the math simple and
    the numbers big, subtracting an extra trip to stores. There are now
    hundreds of back-to-school staples available for Online Grocery Pickup
    shopping (a 150 percent increase*) so customers can stock their fridge
    with lunchroom favorites at the same time they shop for supplies and
    have them delivered right to their car. Walmart currently has more
    than 800 Online Grocery Pickup locations across the country.
  • Pickup Today – Walmart has doubled the number of items
    available for same-day pickup,* including the top 400+ back-to-school
    items – so kids and college students can be at the top of the class in
    no time.

“Back-to-School Helpers” – Walmart’s Holiday Helpers didn’t
graduate after the holiday season – they’re helping for the first time
this school year and are ready to assist customers to checkout, find the
shortest lines and add any last-minute items they may have forgotten, so
no one is unprepared when the bell rings.

Shopping Lists in a Flash – Back-to-school shopping shouldn’t be
rocket science. Walmart is integrating the popular resource, TeacherLists,
into a dedicated back-to-school shopping
that will enable customers to connect with classrooms to
get school supply lists directly from teachers – so this isn’t a best
guess supply list; it’s the real deal from the teachers themselves.

Using their zip code to search, customers can quickly find their
individual classroom list or shop from a general grade supplies list.
And with the simple click of the “Add All to Cart” button, customers can
instantly add all items to their basket and then choose whether to pick
up the items at their local store or ship them to their home. Many of
the top back-to-school items on Walmart.com are available for free
two-day shipping on orders over $35.

Currently, nearly 500,000 classroom lists are available for search, with
the number expected to grow to more than a million by the end of August,
representing the vast majority of schools and classrooms across the
United States.

Everyday Low Prices For the past 55 years, customers
have been able to count on Walmart to provide everyday low prices on the
supplies they need to get back to class. Customers can find A+ pricing
on items from laptops and wireless speakers to pencils, notebooks,
binders and more. Walmart has more than 300 classroom essentials for
less than $1, more than 600 items for less than $2 and over 1,000 items
for less than $3. Notable rollbacks this season include Elmer’s 4-ounce
glue to $.50, Georgia-Pacific 500-sheet copy paper to $2.97 and Bic 10+2
ct. 7mm Mechanical pencil to $1.57.

Top of the Class Assortment This season, Walmart will
offer all the essentials in school supplies and the hottest on-trend
dorm décor to fit the needs of students at every age. According to the
National Retail Federation, 47 percent of people have already started
back-to-school shopping and 35 percent have started back-to-college

First Day Must-Haves:

  • Spiderman and Ninja Turtles, Avengers and Spiderman Composition Books
    – $1.96
  • Eastport Backpack with Limited Lifetime Guarantee – $14.88
  • Five Star Composition Notebook – $1.97
  • George Uniforms – Polos starting at $4.47, Pants starting at $7.76
  • Kid’s Complete Pair Glasses with 12-month guarantee – Starting at $38
  • Spiderman, Wonder Woman and Justice League Licensed Backpacks – $9.88

Dorm Room Heroes:

Super Tech Options:

Bonus Items: Also big at Walmart this year will be exclusive
bonus items, including:

  • Expo 4 + 1 Count Dry Erase Markers (Bonus Marker) – $3.47
  • G2 10 + 1 Count Gel Pens (Bonus Frixion Erasable Pen) – $9.88
  • Sharpie Highlighters 4 + 1 Count Chisel/Pocket (Bonus Highlighter) –
  • Sharpie 8 + 1 Count Permanent Markers (Bonus Metallic Marker) – $4.97
  • Uniball 8 + 4 Count Gel Pens (Bonus 4 Count Gel Pens) – $9.76

For more information, please visit http://news.walmart.com

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online,
and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers
and members visit our 11,723 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and
e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of
$485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates
worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Erin Hulliberger, 1-800-331-0085