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iowa49erfan
09-03-2009, 09:53 AM
Walmart.com has added nearly one million new items to its online product assortment with the launch of “Walmart Marketplace,” a new program that gives customers more choices at Walmart.com. Walmart Marketplace enables a select group of retailers to offer additional products at Walmart.com.

The company has partnered with Pro Team, a subsidiary of Dreams, Inc to provide licensed sports memorabilia and apparel. Wal-Mart.com now has over 5,000 autographed items on its website, most of which are sports related.

Walmart says it "carefully chose the specific retailers based on their strong customer service track records and large assortments of quality brands and products."

“We’ve added nearly one million new items to our online assortment with the introduction of Walmart Marketplace, making it even easier for customers to find more of what they want when shopping Walmart.com,” said Kerry Cooper, Walmart.com’s chief marketing officer. “Working with select retailers, known for their strong customer service and large online assortments of new merchandise, gives our customer more reasons to choose Walmart.com when shopping online.”

Customers can find the expanded assortment online at Walmart.com. All purchases from a Walmart Marketplace retailer are managed through Walmart.com’s secure checkout process. The Walmart Marketplace retailer will then manage and support the order, including shipping and handling, customer service, exchanges and returns.http://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/latest-sports-collecting-news/walmart-steps-into-sports-memorabilia.html


Link to Wal-Mart's website :

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=632459&fromPageCatId=14503

iowa49erfan
09-03-2009, 09:58 AM
They have some really nice items for sale, items by Montana, Sayers, Rice, etc.

Check this one out.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=12403391

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/mp/MP/10/00/11/23/MP10001123481_P255075_500X500.jpg

The Hall Of Fame Autographed Riddell replica helmet has been personally hand signed by 34 former Hall of Fame inductees which included Bob Griese, Jim Kelly, Larry Little, Joe Montana, Paul Krause, Anthony Munoz, Dan Marino, Jim Otto, Jack Youngblood, Raymond Berry, Mel Blount, Leeroy Selmon, Howie Long, Dwight Stephenson, Len Dawson, Lawrence Taylor, Charley Taylor, Dick Butkus, Stan Jones, Deacon Jones, Gale Sayers, Rayfield Wright, Mel Renfro, Don Maynard, Warren Moon, Marcus Allen, Leroy Kelly, James Lofton, Harry Carson, Steve Young , Tony Dorsett, Thurman Thomas, Jim Langer and Jim Brown. This product is officially licensed by the National Football League and comes with an individually numbered; tamper evident hologram from Mounted Memories. To ensure authenticity, the hologram can be reviewed online. This process helps to ensure that the product purchased is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud.

Vegas
09-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Wal-Mart is the 2nd retailer that Dreams (parent of Mounted Memories and prosportsmemorabilia.com) has signed a deal with, the other being JC Penny. I am glad that major retailers are interested in memorabilia as they will help to expand the hobby.

However, I will say that the prices on Wal-Mart's site are not very good, so I don't know how much volume they will do. You can find much better prices on eBay or prosportsmemorabilia.com.