Walmart is partnering with the e-commerce platform Shopify in a deal that seeks to take advantage of the digital spending surge during the coronavirus pandemic

The partnership will add 1,200 new Shopify vendors to Walmart’s third-party marketplace website by the end of the year, giving online shoppers access to more products. Walmart Marketplace already offers items sold by over a million businesses. 

Walmart will be able to offer products from more U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses through the partnership, the retailer said Monday. “We’re excited to be able (to) offer customers an expanded assortment while also giving small businesses access to the surging traffic on Walmart.com,” Walmart said in a press release. 

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