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Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

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  • This is going to be a fun battle to watch in the coming years. It’s hard to imagine Walmart playing anything but second fiddle, but stranger things have happened than the folks from Bentonville pulling ahead. Tortoise, hare...you get it.

    I think it’d be interesting for Walmart to leverage their prowess

    This is going to be a fun battle to watch in the coming years. It’s hard to imagine Walmart playing anything but second fiddle, but stranger things have happened than the folks from Bentonville pulling ahead. Tortoise, hare...you get it.

    I think it’d be interesting for Walmart to leverage their prowess in ‘physical’ in the same way Amazon has in digital (ie. AWS). I’d love to put my business on the ‘Walmart platform’. Just saying...

  • The cultures of Bentonville and Seattle or so contrasting, it’s remarkable to see the manifestations and strategy — and the similarities. Ultimately, however, both companies are focused on market share through innovation — however loosely defined — as well as price.

  • With each announcement of Walmart's foray into another area of competition with Amazon (usually through acquisition), I am always a little surprised and a little impressed.

    Seeing all of their actions in one place, I realize that while many retailers are sitting on their hands, Walmart is putting up

    With each announcement of Walmart's foray into another area of competition with Amazon (usually through acquisition), I am always a little surprised and a little impressed.

    Seeing all of their actions in one place, I realize that while many retailers are sitting on their hands, Walmart is putting up a real fight.

    Do they have the know-how to compete with Amazon on their more technical product offerings? Probably not. Can they make sure that Amazon isn't the dominant retailer? Seems like they have a good shot at it.

  • for those of us who do not live in major cities, there are things that Amazon cannot do nearly as well. we are full time RVers. we can count on Walmart for availability & reliable quality. please do not judge all Wal-Mart's by those in the NE. we frequently found them to be of lesser quality. the comprehensive

    for those of us who do not live in major cities, there are things that Amazon cannot do nearly as well. we are full time RVers. we can count on Walmart for availability & reliable quality. please do not judge all Wal-Mart's by those in the NE. we frequently found them to be of lesser quality. the comprehensive offerings of a Wal-Mart means we can usually find what we need quickly. I would list my top 2 shopping choices as Wal-Mart & Amazon. Amazon for entertainment (Prime & kindle), electronics, & special items but only when we are near a place they can be delivered. Wal-Mart for our day to day needs. we tried their store delivery early but was unhappy but may try it again sometime. all I want to stress is don't underestimate either one.

  • Until Walmart evolves their thinking from a Bentonville-centric model, I fear they’ll never be able to compete or attract the talent they need to do so, regardless of the deals they do. The buck always stops and starts in BV, which is not the center of the tech universe the last time I checked...

  • Today’s society is about convenience and at least in America people consider themselves to be far to busy. The more services Amazon offers the more the widen the gap between Walmart and Amazon.

  • Wal Mart is all about cost

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