Walmart Is Saving $200 Million With Thrifty Little Tricks You Should Steal

When you're as big as Walmart, small changes equal huge savings.

Walmat says it has “the lowest prices anytime, anywhere,” and the company has been sharing shopping deals and steals for over 55 years. Now, the world’s largest retailer is taking advantage of some bargain shopping itself.

The company will be making changes to things like the lighting in its stores and the floor wax it uses for buffing. Although these changes sound insignificant and won’t drastically alter the customer’s experience, they do have the ability to save Walmart more than $200 million per year when the savings are multiplied over 5,000 stores nationwide.

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Walmart’s Upcoming  Changes to Save Major Money

Replacing all of the fluorescent light bulbs with LEDs in every store and parking lot won’t happen overnight. The company anticipates a “multiyear rollout” for the capital improvement that will be a win for the company’s bottom line — and the environment.

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With an estimated 270 million customers visiting Walmart stores during any given week as of 2017, the floors take a beating. A swap for cheaper floor wax will result in more efficient buffing methods and will yield the company over $20 million in savings a year, Walmart chief financial officer Brett Biggs told analysts on Tuesday.

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Walmart’s recent investments have skewed toward tech as the company has revamped its website, expanded its grocery delivery service, prepared to open a high-tech grocery distribution center, and even introduced an in-store floor-scrubbing robot. The company has also expanded its toy inventory in an effort to capitalize on the demise of former competitor Toys R Us.   

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Walmart’s innovations — both in digital and in its brick-and-mortar locations — will help it compete with the online retail giant Amazon.

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Stephanie Asymkos

Stephanie is a New York City-based writer. Her work frequently appears in Business Insider, where she's a lifestyle contributor. She's versed in the topics of social media, lifestyle, personal finance and travel.

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