Walmart's Ad Business Soars to Great Heights

Walmart's Ad Business Soars to Great Heights

News by Anja Paspalj
Published: May 25, 2023

Walmart’s advertising business, Walmart Connectcontinues to grow at an outstanding pace.   

According to the company’s Q1 earnings report, its sales have increased nearly 40% during this time. The results showcase a quicker increase in sales than that of its competitors, such as Amazon which experienced a sales increase of 23% in the last quarter. 

The retailer corporation prescribes the success of its advertising business to a variety of offers that are included in the Walmart Connect portfolio.  

With the introduction of premium ad experiences, new ad formats for connected TV and video, and its new second-price auction capability offer, the retailer’s advertising business can continue to scale its initiatives in line with the strategies of top advertising agencies worldwide. 

The company’s subsidiary ad business, Sam’s Club, also experienced massive growth as the number of advertisers increased more than 50% year-after-year. After recently partnering with The Trade Desk and LiveRamp for leveraging first-party data, advertiser data, and behavioural insights powered by artificial intelligence, the platform has seen both an increase in sales and in the number of advertisers.  

Additionally, its India-focused advertising segment Flipkart saw an over 50% increase in ads. 

When first developing Walmart Connect, the company announced that its goal was to with time become a top-10 advertising platform.  

Although Walmart’s ad business generated a total of $2.7 billion in 2022, less than its rivals, the growth Walmart Connect is experiencing certainly sets it up for a bright future.  

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