Walmart over several decades has maintain an unrivaled position as America’s largest retailer. Walmart stores offer mostly the best prices unavailable in other similar retailers. Walmart has been so successful that they’ve kicked several competing companies such as Kmart, out of business. In recent years, the net-worth of the wal-mart family (The Waltons) has reduced notably due to increased competition from alternative-model companies such as Amazon. Nonetheless, members of the Walton Family have remained on the list of top 20 richest people in the world for almost half a century. Walmart owns other brand names such as Sam’s Club, Massmart and Game stores. Walmart Group Generates over $450 Billion in annual revenues.
Top 3 Ways Walmart Generates Huge Profits:
- Products cost/pricing strategy. Walmart spends over $300 Billion annually on purchasing products to stock up stores and distribution centers. With such high cash-flows, Walmart has a strong bargaining power. Walmart also has a strong variety of product lines, they stock almost any and everything you may be looking for. This has provided walmart the strength to monopolize in certain product lines, make more profits in other products lines and innovate with numbers.
- Services Innovation. Asides the basic service essentials such as great customer service, an environment that is mostly clean and tidy and large stores easy to navigate, Walmart has added services that increase revenue for the company. I.e. Insurance and other low-cost financial service offerings that can be purchased at certain walmart stores and online.
- Aggressively maintaining a leadership position from day 1. Walmart has remained #1 in America and has grown into over 30 other countries worldwide. With the rise of Amazon, Walmart swiftly moved into growing its online operations. Walmart has maximized on every opportunity for maximizing sales revenue including investing in more stores and product lines.
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