As of October 2017, Walmart has a total of 29 million products on sale while Amazon has a total of 606 million products up for sale.
That’s only 4.9% of what Amazon has to offer.
Significant Changes Since Last Month
Walmart’s product portfolio has decreased by half a million products, a pretty small number when looking at Walmarts high earnings this year.
Walmart beat on their earnings in their Q2 reports, with an increase of 60% online sales! Walmart’s total sales climbed 2.1 percent from a year ago, to $123.36 billion. America’s top brick and mortar retail have been quietly growing its online advertising business – another sign of growth for the company’s e-commerce business.
While Walmart is making progress in online sales, Amazon is trying to grow bigger in brick-and-mortar retailing.
Top 10 Categories
Just as the previous month, Home has the highest number of products- 5.12 million and for the first time, the Seasonal department comes in third place with a product count of 4.49 million (a 101% increase).
Percentage Changes Over the Last Month
Here is a bar chart showing the percentage difference in each category with the previous month.
The categories Seasonal and Office have the most prominent changes with a 100 and 95 percent increase in their product portfolio. All other departments at Walmart seem to be doing well, with only two – “Video Games” and “Movies& TV” having a slight decrease in product counts.
Here is a table for the count of categories at Walmart:
|Auto & Tires||2,433,342|
|Sports & Outdoors||1,491,926|
|Arts, Crafts & Sewing||1,257,425|
|Party & Occasions||1,020,971|
|Patio & Garden||486,168|
|Music on CD or Vinyl||210,861|
|Movies & TV||102,772|
|Gifts & Registry||24,937|
|Industrial & Scientific||3,206|