Walmart is going to have a tough time finding new buyers for its electric toothbrushes and electric violin, as the company has struggled with a surge in online shopping for electric accessories.
Walmart is planning to shut down its U.S. online retail arm by the end of March, according to Bloomberg.
The retailer plans to close more than 4,500 U.K.-based stores and more than 6,300 international stores that carry electric tooth brushes, electric violin and other electric goods.
The company will focus on its core businesses and customers who want to buy electric products at its stores, including its grocery stores, its convenience stores, and its pharmacy and drug stores.
Its U.N. partners and international partners will continue to have access to Walmart’s online stores.
The decision is expected to be announced in a statement at the end.
Walmart’s electric tooth brushing business is one of the top performers in the retailer’s global e-commerce business.
Last year, it accounted for more than one-third of all the U.W. e-waste generated, according an analysis by Bloomberg.
The toothbrush business generated more than $4.4 billion in sales in the U.-K.
Walmart has struggled to grow its e-retail business since the recession, with its sales down 8 percent last year, according a Reuters analysis.
Its online sales in China fell 5.4 percent last month, according data compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
Amazon, the online retailer, reported its first full-year net loss in three years in the first quarter, with total revenue falling 5.5 percent to $5.18 billion.
Its stock has gained just 0.1 percent over the past two weeks.
Wal-Mart is also facing competition from online-only grocery store Whole Foods.
The grocery giant is offering online shoppers more bargains by offering a wide selection of products in a single site.