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More for the Member: Sam’s Club Adds Five New Services to Redefine Value of Membership

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Sam’s Club announced a major expansion of its service offerings that could save members up to $2,300 per year1 on service solutions for business and personal needs.

The five new services range from protecting members’ personal data to giving a small business new resources to grow its customer base, and round out an extensive suite of solutions that help redefine the value of Sam’s Club membership.

Sam’s Club is introducing exclusive savings on five new services:

  • Identity Theft Protection by LifeLock, to help proactively protect personal data and identity with significant savings on annual support. LifeLock is a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and identity risk and credit worthiness assessment for enterprises.
  • Accounting and Tax Preparation with 1-800Accountant, a network of dedicated accounting experts that ease business members’ hassles and confusion around bookkeeping and tax filing through a convenient, easy-to-use platform. Affordable flat rate pricing and plans starting at $29 per month include access to a dedicated accountant through any device.
  • Sam’s Club Business Lending Center, a fast, simple platform that eases access to capital by connecting business members to responsible lenders and credit options through Lending Club, SmartBiz and Sam’s Club Business MasterCard.
    • The Sam’s Club Business Lending Center, launching in two weeks, is a simple digital platform for business members to gain access to responsible capital – from $5,000 to $350,000 – through Lending Club business loans and SmartBiz 7(a) SBA Loans. The Business Lending Center also increases business access to cash flow through the Sam’s Club Business MasterCard, an award-winning credit and cash back rewards program. Members using the Business Lending Center will receive exclusive savings of 20 percent on loan-related fees.
  • Enhanced Payment Processing solutions by First Data, bringing in-club business consultants and centralized payments and point of sale technology to business members to help streamline and simplify operations. With First Data, Sam’s Club has provided the most value in payment processing for 10 years, starting at $19 per month.
  • Online Marketing Expertise by Web.com responds to business members’ need to grow their customer base. Web.com has created five member-exclusive digital marketing bundles, including do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-for-me (DIFM) plans to help business members get noticed. Sam’s Club members save up to 36 percent savings off retail digital marketing services, including website design and social media strategy.

“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.”

“At Sam’s Club, we see services as a way to extend the value of membership,” said Seong Ohm, senior vice president of Membership Services for Sam’s Club. “We chose every partner based on their proven track record, customer service, commitment to technology and ability to deliver significant savings. This portfolio of services is about giving members more ways to use technology to enjoy the benefits of membership inside and outside the club.”

These new benefits round out Sam’s Club’s robust suite of member-exclusive services that includes Health & Wellness, Tire & Battery, Sam’s Club Travel and Cash Rewards benefits. Small business owners can now rely on Sam’s Club for the largest technology-enabled portfolio of business services in the retail industry.

To learn more about critical services and solutions for business and personal needs, visit SamsClub.com/services.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club(R), a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) , is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 649 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

1 Estimated savings per member reflects combination with other Sam’s Club services. Estimated savings for LegalZoom, Web.com and LifeLock are based on comparison to non-member pricing. Estimated savings for First Data, Execupay, Sam’s Club Travel services and 1-800Accountant are based on comparison to competitor or industry-standard rates. Estimated savings for Business Lending Center is based on $50,000 loan.

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