Sam’s Club, the membership warehouse club subsidiary of retailing giant Wal-mart Stores Inc., is partnering with additional service providers to grow the bundle of services it provides member-customers who own and run small businesses.
The new services can be accessed in the company’s online Business Center. They are fulfilled by well-known brands and will be provided at a discount rate to those who pay its $45 annual membership fee.
The new services are:
- Identity Theft Protection by LifeLock
- Accounting and Tax Preparation with 1-800Accountant
- Payment Processing solutions by First Data
- Online Marketing services by Web.com
Sam’s Club Business Lending Center
In addition to the added services, Sam’s announced the launch of an online “Business Lending Center.” According to the announcement, Sam’s members will receive a discount of 20 percent on loan-related fees. The loans will be fulfilled through:
- Lending Club (peer-to-peer lending)
- SmartBiz (7 (a) SBA Loans)
- Sam’s Club Business MasterCard
“Members tell us they want to simplify the way they work and live,” said Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam’s Club. “They need more time, more money and easier access to services. With the services we’re introducing today, our members can now rely on Sam’s Club for great merchandise and one network for services to help them save money for their business and personal needs.”’
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