Every year, 90% of American households rely on Walmart for a range of must-buy products from a variety of brands and sellers, both large and small. As America’s #1 omni-retailer, Walmart has become the #1 online grocer and second-largest ecommerce platform in the U.S. For brands both large and small selling on Walmart.com and the Walmart app, that means unprecedented opportunities to reach Walmart customers.
Our data tells us that Walmart customers want buying suggestions, and our search platform helps them discover products that meet their needs. We also know our customers are open to trying products from our Marketplace sellers. In a recent survey with Walmart customers, most said they feel comfortable purchasing from a seller and more than half said they recently purchased from a Marketplace seller1. Combine that with customers’ growing desire to find low prices — nearly 90% of those surveyed2 say they are becoming more cost-conscious and 32% are open to switching brands to save — Marketplace sellers have a unique opportunity to stand out from the competition.
At a time when Walmart is making it easier than ever for sellers to get started on Marketplace, Walmart Connect is making it even easier for our millions of customers to discover sellers. We're boosting the ways sellers can connect with Walmart customers throughout the shopper journey and unlocking growth for sellers of all sizes through self-service — just in time for the holidays.
Search Brand Amplifier coming to Marketplace sellers in October
Search Brand Amplifier gives products the highest search-page viewability1. Because it boosts advertised products to the top of search results, Search Brand Amplifier especially benefits smaller brands, new brands and brands with new products that may not yet have high organic search rankings at Walmart. Previously limited to managed suppliers and a small number of managed sellers, Search Brand Amplifier will be available for the first time to Marketplace brand owners who are registered with Walmart’s Brand Portal.
Walmart suppliers and eligible Marketplace sellers will be able to launch and manage their own Search Brand Amplifier campaigns through our self-serve platform, the Walmart Ad Center. Sellers will also be able to access Search Brand Amplifier through Walmart Platform Partners. Look out for more details about Search Brand Amplifier’s availability in the coming weeks on Walmart Connect’s blog.