An e-tail l price fai

Jet re­tail cus­tomers are pay­ing higher prices than cus­tomers of sis­ter site Walmart for some of the same items.

New York Post - - BUSINESS -

Look­ing for a deal on a kitchen mixer, some break­fast ce­real or tooth­paste?

Well, if you have a choice between shop­ping on Walmart’s site or with Jet.com, its re­cently ac­quired e-com­merce unit that used to pride it­self on beat­ing all ri­vals on price, the bet­ter deals are not a “Jet” ride away.

A small bas­ket­ful of items for sale on Thurs­day was clearly priced higher on Jet.com

A box of 54 Tide pods with Fe­breze costs $21.56 at Jet.com, or 20 per­cent more than on Walmart’s site.

A value pack of three tubes of Col­gate whiten­ing tooth­paste costs $6.61 at Jet.com — 10 per­cent more than what Walmart.com charges.

A Sun­beam mixer priced at $32.80 on Jet.com was 12 per­cent more ex­pen­sive than at Walmart.com.

Both sites charged the same for ship­ping.

“Jet.com did get big by of­fer­ing bet­ter prices, and we are still giv­ing good prices,” said Jet.com spokes­woman Mered­ith Klein. “But our cus­tomers are com­ing to us for a pre­mium as­sort­ment as well.”

Klein did not com­ment on why Jet prices were some­times more ex­pen­sive.

To be sure, on some items, Jet.com of­fers price par­ity, like a bot­tle of John­son’s baby sham­poo that costs $5.96 on both sites. Lisa Fickenscher

Col­gate Bak­ing Soda and Perox­ide Whiten­ing Tooth­paste 8 oz./3 count e Pods Plus Fe­bre eze 54 count $6.01 7 9 . 7 1 $ 6 .5 21 $ 55 4. $ $4.65

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.