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Nearly 80 percent of shoppers still have holiday shopping left – Walmart’s research

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Get ready for Star Wars, free shipping and savings. Nearly 80 percent of shoppers still have holiday shopping left, according to Walmart’s internal research. As customers cross off their lists, Walmart is ready with thousands of rollbacks on some of the most sought after toys, electronics and holiday foods, like Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie. This Friday, Walmart will participate in National Free Shipping Day and add new Star Wars toys to thousands of items in its Star Wars collection.

“Searches for Star Wars toys have increased 200 percent on and we’ve tripled our assortment from the same period last year,” said Steve Breen, senior vice president of merchandising, “We’re stocked up on Star Wars merchandise and other top gifts in our stores and online because one of the biggest frustrations for last minute shoppers is not being able to find the gift they want.” offers free shipping on orders over $50, and on Friday it will eliminate the purchase minimum for free shipping*. Walmart also offers free pickup in stores as soon as the same day. Customers can order online for delivery as late as Dec. 22 for rush deliveries and as late as Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. local time for store pickup. Customers can also order until Dec. 20 with standard delivery, and some customers can get free value shipping as late Dec. 20, depending on the item and customer’s location.

Walmart stores will be open until 8 p.m. and Neighborhood Markets until 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve to help customers put the finishing touches on their holiday meals and grab last-minute gifts. Walmart is offering hundreds of stocking stuffers for under $10 and some of the most popular items, including in-demand toys like:

For more great gifts and information on shipping cut off dates, visit

*May not apply to third-party sellers on the Marketplace.


About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,504 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting on Facebook at and on Twitter at Online merchandise sales are available at and

SOURCE: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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