You probably know that Walmart has a large Web sales operation at Walmart.com (“Shop and Save at Walmart.com“), but did you know that Walmart is now offering free Web classified ads like Craigslist?
Walmart.com is beta testing a classifieds service, powered by Oodle that allows the site’s shoppers to post free classifieds on all kinds of stuff: cars, RVs, apartments, etc. A spokesperson told Reuters that the idea is to offer its shoppers more items through its website that aren’t available in stores.
Plus displaying walmart.com and other ads, of course. Still, I don’t really mind some competition for Craigslist although I wonder if Oodle is up to dealing with the spammers that Craigslist has been fighting with.