Seeking to feed consumers’ thirst for value as well as their desire to help save the planet, walmart launched Walmart Restored. The new program, designed to help shoppers discover “like new” refurbished products, is available online and will be available in select stores this fall.
Restored Walmart products, which include items from well-known brands, including Apple, Samsung and Cooking aidall have been professionally inspected, tested and cleaned, and the retailer offers a 90 days free returns policy to help build buyer confidence.
“At Walmart, we are already working with sellers and suppliers who are committed to refurbishing high-quality products and getting them ready for a new home at a fraction of typical costs,” wrote Michael Mosser, chief executive – Walmart Marketplace in a company blog post. “Whether they’re visiting the Walmart Restored section of Walmart.com or seeing items appear in search, it’s never been easier for customers to shop for quality refurbished items.”
Many retailers have launched recommerce initiatives over the past few months. Product shortages due to ongoing supply chain challenges were one of the motivating factors; another has been the desire to prevent previously unsaleable items from being burned or ending up in landfills. Some of the more notable programs include: