Walmart And Google Partner Up To Offer Voice Shopping

Walmart and Google
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WALMART – Customers leave happy from a Walmart store in Bentonville, AR, with their Black Friday items on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. This year, Walmart stocked its digital and physical aisles with more than 1.5 million televisions, nearly two million tablets and computers and three million video games. (Gunnar Rathbun/AP Images for Walmart)

Walmart and Google teamed up for voice shopping – Walmart users will soon have the ability to link their accounts to Google Express and order the items with ease.

Great news for all those who love to shop at Walmart. The customers will be able to shop their favorite products using their voice thanks to Google’s voice-enabled tech.

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This means Walmart will be able to further compete with Amazon, which also has a digital assistant that allows its users to do many things, including shopping online.

This way, Walmart joined a pretty large group of retailers that work with Google, and some on the list of stores that are using Google Express are Kohl’s, Target, PetSmart, Ulta, Whole Foods, Bed Bath and Beyond, and more.

However, thanks to the Walmart and Google partnership, Walmart users will be able to link their existing accounts to Google Express, and then order the products they want by voice. The store will offer a wide range of products.

“We’re entering an exciting partnership with Walmart to bring you hundreds of thousands of products at Walmart’s Every Day Low Prices—everything from laundry detergent to Legos—that you can buy through voice with your Assistant on Google Home or on the Google Express website or app.”, senior vice president of ads and commerce at Google Sridhar Ramaswamy wrote in a blog post.

Google will be able to offer personalized shopping results to the customers, based on previous Walmart purchases.

“For example, if you order Tide PODS or Gatorade, your Google Assistant will let you know which size and type you previously ordered from Walmart, making it easy for you to buy the right product again.”, Ramaswamy wrote.

Walmart and Google

Walmart wants to make shopping super simple for their customers, and by partnering up with Google, one of the largest stores in America will be able to do just that.

“When it comes to voice shopping, we want to make it as easy as possible for our customers. That’s why it makes sense for us to team up with Google. They’ve made significant investments in natural language processing and artificial intelligence to deliver a powerful voice shopping experience.”, Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce business wrote in a blog post.

The customers will be able to link their Walmart accounts to Google Express starting from late September. If you want to be notified about it, click here.

 

 

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