Wal-Mart to expand online savings tool nationwide

Jun 04, 2014 by Anne D'innocenzio

Wal-Mart is expanding its online tool that compares prices on thousands of products with those of some of its competitors to cities nationwide in the next few months.

The world's largest retailer also plans to offer thousands more products, from general merchandise like TVs to produce, on the that's called Savings Catcher.

Wal-Mart rolled out Savings Catcher in seven markets in March, allowing customers to compare prices of 80,000 grocery and . If the tool finds a lower price elsewhere, it refunds the difference to in the form of a store credit.

Rivals have been offering to match the lower prices of competitors, but only if shoppers do the research on their own. Savings Catcher is designed to do the legwork for customers.

Explore further: Samsung removes logo on smartphones in Japan

Related Stories

Target, Best Buy to match online prices at holidays

Oct 22, 2012

Target and other brick-and-mortar retailers are treating this holiday season as an offensive against online rivals such as Amazon.com, using tactics such as price-matching to win back dominance of the Christmas shopping season.

Recommended for you

Taiwan factory workers win $18 mn over cancer deaths

Apr 17, 2015

Workers from a factory in Taiwan which leeched toxic chemicals they say resulted in 200 deaths from cancer and more than 1,000 other cases of the disease won a Tw$564.45 million ($18 million) payout from US electronics company ...

Court monitor: Apple antitrust cooperation has 'declined'

Apr 17, 2015

Apple Inc.'s cooperation with efforts to improve its compliance with antitrust laws after a federal judge concluded it colluded with electronic book publishers to raise prices five years ago took on an "adversarial tone" ...

SEC questions LA Unified on use of bonds for iPad project

Apr 17, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently questioned Los Angeles Unified School District officials as part of informal inquiry into whether they properly used bond funds for a beleaguered $1.3 billion project to provide ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.