Upon opening up Walmart home page I somewhat got overwhelmed with all of the information that I see. Although there is many items on the page my eyes go straight to the center of the home page. This is where they are offering deals on the “game time” gear for baseball I assume; they also have a sofa, television, and crockpot and for a reasonable good price. Underneath the ad there is links that can take you to the different items which is helpful so you won’t have to manually search for each item listed on the picture.
The best part I believe that’s on the Walmart page is listed directly below the game time gear. This is where you find things related to the spring and things you do outdoors, things such as trampolines, playgrounds, sandals, bikes, and so on. Which is beneficial for the start of the spring season. They also offer free home shipping certain outdoor items, which is an amazing deal. Along the side of the page is beneficial for those who are unsure of the name of something are just want to browse certain group of things.
This is where you will find the different departments that Walmart has to offer. Also at the very bottom of the department site it has tax refund specials which is something they know people will jump at although they items may not be on sale. They also offer bundles you can purchase, as if you buy a gaming system and receive two games and an additional game stick. Also along the top Walmart tries to make your shopping experience personal.
This is where they give you the option to log in or even register. You are available to see things in your shopping cart, and is even able to set the Walmart that is nearest t to you as your home store. As you go further down the page Walmart uses some of my recent purchases and searches to list a couple of items that one may be interested in, these items was considered suggestions Which is awesome because I honestly considered buying a couple of those items. Although some items I did not where on earth they came from.
The very bottom of Walmart’s home page is where you see important information such as the returns, privacy and security, tracking orders, and etc. This all beneficial so you can find all you need in one place. You don’t have to worry about skimming through the pages finding how to contact the store because of a recent purchase, or even trying to decide what Walmart is liable for when you receive a bad package Part 2
According to the corporate site as of January 31, 2013 Mississippi has a total of 73 retail units. Out of seventy three retail store only sixty of them are supercenters and four are discount stores. We have an average of twenty-two thousand four hundred and one employees who make an average wage of twelve dollars and forty cents an hour. The state of Texas is totally different than the state of Mississippi number wise. They have a total of four hundred and seventy seven stores.
Majority of their stores are supercenters with a whopping number of three hundred and twenty seven stores, and only thirty of those stores are discount stores. In the state of Texas they have one hundred and forty our thousand seven hundred and sixty one employees who make an average wage of twelve dollars and fifty four cents. Also on the corporate site it gives people an idea of what it is like working at Walmart. Which some of it I found to be untrue from friends and family members who hold positions in Walmart throughout the state of Mississippi, but maybe it’s just at their location?
They complain about the long hours, unfairness on the job, and not working around their schedule. You can basically find any job from the Walmart on the corporate page. I found that you could actually apply to become a future supplier. There is an actual application, and certain guidelines that you have to abide by. I personally thought that they had specific people that they actually bought goods and actually shipped to them. More like a shopping center for the different Walmart stores, but coming back to reality they have to get the goods from somewhere. Part 3
After searching various “anti-Walmart” sites I found a lot of things that seem to be unreal. One of those sites was Against the Wal it can be found at http://www.againstthewal.com/. On this site you just have several links to different anti-Walmart articles. Of the many allegations on the site one of the ones that stuck out to me was that Walmart is being sued for bribing Mexicans officials with millions of dollars to speed the process up to receive permits to start building the stores in Mexico.
Somehow this matter was pushed under the rug due to the top executives of this firm. Also on this site in 2006 a suit was filed against Walmart for discrimination of their female employees. Another anti Walmart site is sprawl-busters which can be found at http://sprawl-busters.com/. This site consist of thousands of articles against Walmart.
This certain article where Walmart tried to tear down a church to build another Walmart in the state is quite ridiculous. It seem as if they are willing to do about anything to make another dollar. Completing this assignment has been fun and actually factual. Walmart is one the number one retailers in the United States; if they can partake in such practices with being number one, it leaves you to question all of the other companies trying to become number one. Are they all corrupt? Do they all engage in corrupt practices? We may never know!