After partnering with E-commerce platform Shopify in June, supermarket giant Walmart has seen 5,000 new sellers join its online platform Walmart Marketplace. This is triple the amount of sign-ups the platform saw in January, which totalled at 1,296. Overall, more than 50,000 sellers now trade on Walmart Marketplace. Also, according to E-commerce intelligence firm Marketplace Pulse, the current performance of sellers on Walmart Marketplace has surpassed that of Amazon and eBay.
As well as the coronavirus crisis contributing to the increase in sellers on the platform, another important factor is that Walmart announced last month that it had started to allow Shopify’s small retailers to join its online marketplace.