Google And Walmart Team Up To Let Users Shop For Groceries Using Voice Commands

Walmart shoppers can now do their online shopping … using just their voice.  Walmart is partnering with Google to launch grocery shopping on any devices equipped with Google Assistant.  Walmart Voice Order is rolling out to consumers beginning this month.  It’ll become available for users with Google Home devices, as well as Assistant-equipped smart displays, Android phones and iPhones.  “Now you can simply say ‘OK Google, talk to Walmarton any device with the Google Assistant to reorder your favorite O.J.,” the company said.  After that, items will be immediately added to the user’s online shopping cart.  “Best of all, customers can be extra confident that we can quickly and accurately identify the items they are asking for with the help of information from their prior purchases with us,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of digital operations at Walmart, said in a statement.  “The more you use it, the better we’ll get.”  For example, instead of specifying exactly what kind of milk they usually buy, users can just say “add milk to my cart” and the service will know that they prefer 1 percent milk from a certain brand, then add that to their shopping cart.   The service is rolling out for Google Assistant to start, but the firm said it expects to launch for more platforms soon.    It’s not yet clear what shipping options will be offered as part of the feature.

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Scott Fox
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