Kmart Rolls Out Pay-In-Store Online Shopping

by Karl Utermohlen | July 26, 2013 3:34 pm

Kmart Rolls Out Pay-In-Store Online Shopping

Kmart (SHLD[1]) is offering a new service that allows consumers to shop online without credit or debit cards by ordering items listed on their website, and picking them up later.

Fast Company reports[2] that customers can reserve items through Kmart’s website, pick them up at their local branch within 48 hours, and pay with cash, credit, or debit at pickup. Kmart is also delivering large items such as furniture to its customers’ doorsteps through the same process.

This initiative is aimed primarily at the millions of Americans who don’t have credit or debit cards and to those who don’t feel comfortable giving that information out.

Although Kmart claims to be the first large retail store to have such a service, Walmart (WMT[3]) released a similar program back in April.

Endnotes:
  1. SHLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SHLD
  2. Fast Company reports: http://www.fastcompany.com/3014858/fast-feed/kmart-to-online-shoppers-no-credit-or-debit-card-no-problem
  3. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT

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