Published: Thu, August 24, 2017
Markets | By Lucia Cruz

You Can Now Shop On Walmart Using Google Assistant

You Can Now Shop On Walmart Using Google Assistant

The partnership is the largest now offered by any retailer through Google's platform, Lore notes.

Starting from late September, shoppers will be able to buy items from Walmart using their voice with the Assistant on Google Home or on the Google Express website or app.

"Consumers will be able to order Wal-Mart goods from the retailer's stores by speaking to Google's virtual assistant, which sits in phones, Google's voice-controlled speakers and soon other devices", they continued. Walmart has therefore integrated an "Easy Reorder" feature into Google Express.

The search giant had previously partnered with Costco, Target, and other retailers to bring those shopping experiences to Google Assistant. "That's why it makes sense for us to team up with Google", Walmart President and CEO Marc Lore said in a statement Wednesday. "It's the ideal marriage".

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Next year, Walmart plans to expand its voice shopping experiences to its United States stores and fulfillment network, whether it be for in-store pickup or grocery shopping. Walmart's also ramped up its in-store pick-up service by offering discounts to customers who use it.

But Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo dominates in voice-activated speakers and is set to control 70 percent of the market by the end of this year, according to eMarketer.

Lore added that the personalisation of the partnership meant people can shout out generic items such as milk, bread and cheese, and Google Assistant will know exactly the brands and the size that the user wants. "Natural progression" The partnership with Walmart comes as the retail industry prepares for a big push towards voice shopping.

Walmart and Google have joined forces to fight Amazon for shopping with the sound of your voice. Amazon customers like that the Echo can make recommendations based on their Amazon order histories, but the site doesn't have information on what users buy in physical stores. The delivery service is available in Phoenix; Tampa, Fla.; Dallas; and Orlando, Fla. Just this Monday, Wal-Mart announced an expansion of their partnership with Uber to deliver groceries in Dallas and Orlando. Instead it will use each store's shipping requirements as the basis. "I'm encouraged by innovation in the business". Wal-Mart noted in its most recent earnings report that customers have responded positively to many of its new online initiatives, including free two-day shipping to Wal-Mart stores and discounts for orders with in-store pickup.

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