Walmart Canada is looking to strengthen its online presence by adding third-party sellers to its website.
The company says it's starting with 27 sellers, who will be offering products ranging from diapers to sporting goods in an effort to quadruple the products available on the site by year end.
The move follows a similar effort by Best Buy Canada in 2015 to be a go-between for online sales when it launched its Marketplace platform, with the promise of boosting choice and of making
The efforts by retailers to improve their online offerings
Amazon has already started cutting prices at the grocery chain, while it also plans to allow customers to pick up online orders at some of the physical stores.
The online juggernaut's expansion comes as traditional department stores in Canada struggle, including Target's short-lived expansion into the country and Sears Canada's significant cutbacks while restructuring.
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