According to a spokesperson of Walmart, “Recently, Walmart Stores, Inc. made a business decision to not carry current Amazon products beyond our purchase commitments and existing inventory.”
“Our customers trust us to provide a broad assortment of products at everyday low prices, and we approach every merchandising decision through this lens,” he added.
The order to stop selling Amazon products was delivered to store managers last Wednesday. This includes all the Kindle devices.
The reason to pull out Amazon products in their stores is strictly business decision.
The Walmart spokesperson added, “We will continue to offer our customers a broad assortment of tablet, eReaders and accessories at a variety of great price points. This decision is consistent with our overall merchandising strategy.”
Target has also decided to pull the plug on selling the Kindles. This is the second big company to do so.
Walmart still continues to sell Barns & Noble Nook, Apple’s iPad and other tablets.
Do you think this would greatly affect the sales of Amazon products most especially that the Holiday season is just around the corner?