is a lot like your neighborhood Wal-Mart store. They feature
a great selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly
service and, of course, Every Day Low Prices. They also
have another goal: to bring you the best shopping experience
on the Internet. Founded in January 2000, Walmart.com
is a subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Walmarts headquarters
is on the San Francisco Peninsula near Silicon Valley,
where they have access to the world's deepest pool of
Internet executive and technical talent.
modest beginnings in northwestern Arkansas, Wal-Mart has
grown to become a worldwide household name. At the heart
of Wal-Mart's growth is the unique culture that "Mr.
Sam" built. His business philosophy was based on the
simple idea of making the customer No. 1. He believed that
by serving the customer's needs first, his business would
also serve its associates, shareholders, communities and
other stakeholders. A goal at Walmart.com is to bring Mr.
Sam's culture and philosophy to the Internet. With
Bentonville's support, Walmart.com taps into many things
that have made Wal-Mart a universally known brand -- like
excellent supplier relationships, highly efficient systems,
an unswerving commitment to Sam Walton's "Always Low
Prices" philosophy and unrivaled retailers who strive
to make the customer No. 1.
Another Walmart.com goal--providing easy access to more
Wal-Mart--is evident in the more than 1,000,000 products
available online and in the innovative businesses that Walmart.com
continues to develop, such as DVD Rentals, Music Downloads
and 1-Hour Photos, which gives customers the convenience
of ordering products online and picking them up at a local
short, Walmart.com is passionate about combining the best
of two great worlds -- technology and world-class retailing
-- to give customers a wide assortment of their favorite
products, Every Day Low Prices, guaranteed satisfaction,
friendly service, convenient hours (24 hours, 7 days a week)
and a great online shopping experience.