Bentonville, Arkansas — Digital parts commerce solution company RevolutionParts and Walmart announced an exclusive agreement last week, which will see OEM automotive parts arrive for sale on the virtual Walmart Marketplace for American customers.
Walmart’s online sales have grown 100 percent in the last two years, the company said via press release. It said the OEM parts e-commerce industry “continues to be one of the fastest-growing online categories, growing 30 percent last year amid the pandemic,” said Walmart’s press release, with further predictions of 30 percent growth for online sales this year.
Walmart also said it will create dedicated pages on its website for OEM parts to “make it easier to find products.” Customers will be able to search parts based on the make, model and year of their vehicles.
“Allowing our dealership partners to feature their parts on Walmart.com is a significant milestone for our company,” said Ibrahim Mesbah, CEO and Co-Founder of RevolutionParts. “Walmart is dedicated to creating a vibrant shopping experience that drives incredible value for their partners.”
Brian Rowland, general manager over parts and accessories for Walmart, said Walmart.com gained immediate access to hundreds of thousands of parts that will allow the retailer to immediately establish a broad offering for customers shopping for themselves or mechanics and auto repair shops.
Walmart carries OEM auto parts in its U.S. locations but does not offer the same inventory in Canadian stores. There is no further information on when or if OEM parts will be available through Walmart.ca’s virtual Marketplace.