Walmart.com today announced that it has added nearly one million new items to its online product assortment with the launch of “Walmart Marketplace“. It’s done this by adding just a handful of selected merchants products to it’s online webstore.
Walmart, the parent company of Asda supermarkets, now carries products from eBags, CSN Stores and Pro Team. The three companies together offer home, baby, toys, sporting goods, shoes, bags, luggage, licensed sports clothing and collectibles.
Walmart Marketplace appears to be pretty much a closed invitation only venue and only for the US market. Nonetheless it’s a significant change to the mix of online marketplaces and could see some of the Diamond PowerSellers that eBay have been courting being tempted to sell on what’s one of the most dominant brands in downtown America.