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The News Minute | September 20, 2014 | 09:22 pm IST Hyderabad: Wal-Mart India, the fully owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's leading retailer, is extending its B2B platform to its customers in Guntur and Vijayawada towns of Andhra Pradesh. Members of Best Price wholesale stores in the two towns can shop and book orders online from Oct 1, the firm announced on Saturday. As a virtual store, the e-commerce platform will provide a similar assortment of products as the brick and mortar Best Price Modern Wholesale stores including a select variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. This will take the tally of e-commerce platforms to four stores in India. This was launched from July this year for members of Lucknow and Hyderabad Best Price stores. Members can navigate the virtual store and place orders on 24/7 interactive site www.bestprice.in. In addition to the delivery at their doorsteps, convenient payment solutions will help them make faster business decisions. "Given the tremendous support from our members for this initiative, we will continue to extend this in a phased manner to our other stores as well. Members have particularly appreciated our transparency and consistency of prices, availability of products and assortment besides the convenient payment options and efficient delivery solutions," said Wal-Mart India president and CEO Krish Iyer. Wal-Mart India owns and operates 20 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in nine states across India. The company plans to open 50 more stores by 2020. With IANS

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