Wal-Mart Tests Group Deals

BENTONVILLE, Ark. Social shopping is getting attention now that Wal-Mart Stores has entered the business. The retailer is testing CrowdSaver, in which it advertises a specially priced item on its Facebook page. The deal is only good if the required number of Wal-Mart Facebook fans the offer within a specified time period. If the deal goes through, Wal-Mart posts a link on its Facebook page to where

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — “Social shopping” is getting attention now that Wal-Mart Stores has entered the business.

The retailer is testing CrowdSaver, in which it advertises a specially priced item on its Facebook page. The deal is only good if the required number of Wal-Mart Facebook fans “like” the offer within a specified time period.

If the deal goes through, Wal-Mart posts a link on its Facebook page to where the discounted item can be ordered. The price applies to all

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