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Walmart extends offer to Illinois-based Amazon affiliates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  -- Walmart has joined the likes of Sears and Barnes & Noble in offering Amazon.com affiliates the opportunity to join its own network. The retailer today issued an open invitation to all Illinois online affiliates to explore the opportunity to join Walmart.com's affiliate network. This invitation comes as Amazon.com and Overstock.com threaten to terminate their relationships with all Illinois affiliates should H.B. 3659 (Main Street Fairness Act) be signed into law.

"We applaud and support the members of the General Assembly and Governor Quinn for their leadership in supporting this retail fairness legislation," said Julie Murphy, SVP operations for Walmart. "This legislation will create a level playing field for online-only retailers and brick-and-mortar retailers."  

Walmart said it currently partners with more than 45 Illinois-based affiliates representing millions of dollars in revenue. The company reported that will continue to collect and remit all sales taxes due on all Walmart.com sales to alleviate all regulatory burdens from its customers. Any affiliate interested in working with Walmart.com should visit www.affiliates.walmart.com.

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