Why Walmart Shoppers are Finding More Items ‘Out of Stock’ (WSJ)

Walmart has begun telling online shoppers that some products in its warehouses are “out of stock” after the retailer changed its e-commerce systems to avoid orders deemed too expensive to ship. The new system, introduced earlier this month, has led to a decline in sales at some companies that sell their products on walmart.com forcing suppliers to stock their products at more Walmart warehouses around the country to keep sales steady.

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