TikTok debuts livestream shopping with Walmart

TikTok has launched a shoppable livestream capability under a new partnership with Walmart.

Last week Walmart announced it had “jumped in to the pilot the solution” referring to TikTok’s new in-app shopping tool.

During a one-hour livestream on Friday customers were able to shop for Walmart fashion items featured by ten TikTok creators, without having to leave the app.

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Although the event is now over, customers can still head to Walmart’s TikTok page to shop the featured items.

It’s the first time TikTok will host a shoppable livestream in the U.S.

“We’ve shortened the distance from inspiration to purchase by making it shoppable,” Walmart chief marketing officer William White said on a Walmart blog post.

“The TikTok community will be able to tap on a product when they see a Walmart fashion item they like during the event. This makes it easy to add the item to their cart and check out, all while doing what they love – enjoying fun content from their favourite creators.

“We’re excited to engage with TikTok on this new experience and learn what’s possible for shopping on a platform that brings its community so much joy. We can’t wait to see what we learn. And we can’t wait to see what you like, comment on, share – and shop – from the show,” White added.

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