Walmart says it has no plans to introduce gift cards at its stores, and that it has “zero tolerance” for “harassment” of customers.
In a statement, Walmart said it has banned the use of “dishonorable, fraudulent or otherwise inappropriate terms and conditions” to sell gift cards, and added that it “strongly discourages and condemns” the use and abuse of gift cards.
“Walmart.com will not sell gift card products, including gift cards for purchase, at Walmart locations in the U.S.,” the statement read.
“In light of the current environment in our community, Walmart has taken action to stop the use or abuse of the gift cards and to prohibit the sale of gift card purchases through Walmart stores.”
Walmart, however, doesn’t seem to be taking a stance on its own policy on gift cards specifically.
It’s unclear whether the company is making a blanket ban on gift card sales at all.
In its latest annual report, Walmart disclosed that the company had spent $1.8 billion on gift-card sales in the first quarter of 2018, with the company’s total revenues coming in at $15.8 trillion.
Walmart is currently the second-largest U.N. supplier of gift-cards, behind only the U.-N.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).