If you’ve been following the news lately or watching Walmart often, you’ve probably heard the question: Will Walmart match Amazon’s prices? This is a question that is doing rounds on the internet and social media.
Walmart and Amazon have been heavyweight rivals battling each other in the retail world. While Amazon seems to have dominated its online presence, Walmart still holds its own in many respects.
One thing’s for sure, Walmart has one thing Amazon doesn’t. That is the parking lot. Yes, Amazon may have things that Walmart doesn’t.
Nevertheless, two retail companies are serving daily customers by selling them at prices that the customers can afford. Walmart also has what is known as price matching.
I’ll explain what price matching is and how it works in a moment. We’re all looking for a great deal no matter where we shop. But is it possible for Walmart to price-match something that’s also sold on Amazon?
I’m sure you can find a good deal if you look hard enough to find them. Walmart may price match with some stores while not with others. Where does Amazon fit in here?
Let’s talk more about this now. All I ask of you is to keep reading.
What is price matching?
Price matching is also known as a price guarantee. This is a policy that retailers use to help you get the best deal. You can find an item in a store and it will be at a certain price.
But if you go to another store and see that it’s on sale for less, the first store can match or beat the price. Walmart has been known to do this when comparing prices to other stores.
Price matching will usually be done with in-store purchases. However, this can also be related to online pricing.
Does Walmart price match Amazon?
Yes and no. To further address the ‘no’ part, Walmart retail locations will not match prices for items sold on Amazon if the price is lower.
But all hope is not lost. They can price matching items on their website. For example, if you want to buy an air fryer online, Walmart.com and Amazon are selling the same.
The only difference is that Amazon is selling it…$2 cheaper. From there, you’ll want to contact the customer care team at Walmart.com to price match before ordering. Keep in mind that they have the final say on whether or not they will price match you.
One caveat to note: If an item sold on Amazon is listed by a third-party seller, Walmart will not allow a price match. Remember, the items must match each other for the price to match.
Does Walmart’s price match other stores?
Yes. Walmart will compete on price with other retail stores. These include Home Depot, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and others. The same can be done in an online setting.
If you were looking for an item on Walmart.com and see the same item for a lower price on Target.com, you can request a price match at the same time. Again, they will be price competitive with some major retailers but not all other stores.
In other words, Walmart cannot match prices with locally owned general stores and shops. Another thing to be aware of is that the price of an item can vary from one Walmart store to another.
The item in question may be at Walmart Store A for one price. Meanwhile, Walmart Store B, located about an hour or so away, maybe at a different price.
Can Amazon price match Walmart?
The next question is, can the opposite be true? Does Amazon price match Walmart?
The answer is no. This is because Amazon used a price protection guarantee. This ensures that you can get a refund for the difference between the price you bought on Amazon and the lower price if it falls within the 30-day period.
However, this policy is no longer valid as it was discontinued by Amazon a few years ago. But still, Walmart matches prices to keep it all competitive.
Now that you know about Amazon price matching at Walmart, I hope this guide has helped you. Price matching has been one of the best ideas for a long time. If a place is selling for less, there’s no shame in grabbing a good deal.
I usually take advantage of it whenever I can. If I can get a good deal I am satisfied. I have done it before and I will definitely do it again.
Take some time to find anything you like on Amazon. And see if the price is any different on Walmart.com or in stores.