Sam's Club is a membership-based warehouse club with locations in 48 states. Wal-Mart owns the chain of club retail stores. Individuals and businesses buy memberships that get them into Sam's Club, where they buy items in bulk and enjoy discounts on items such as electronics.
Sam's Club sells a wide range of items including groceries, clothing, household items, health and beauty items, and electronics. The stores have the appearance of a warehouse with concrete floors and high shelves filled with pallets of items for sale. Many locations have specialty departments including optical, bakery, photo, pharmacy and tires. Members also have access to other services such as travel discounts and insurance.