Walmart partners with Google on grocery shopping via voice

05 April, 2019, 14:26 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Google and Walmart team up to let users buy groceries with voice commands

Walmart Inc. states it can quickly identify the items customers are asking for, according to data from prior purchases together with Walmart.

Check out Walmart's blog post for more details.

Any device powered by Google Assistant, including Google Home speakers, Smart Displays as well as Android and iOS mobiles, in the USA will be capable of switching to John Legend's voice.

During a recent presentation to investors, Walmart chief financial officer Brett Biggs emphasized the role grocery will play in the retailer's e-commerce growth this year, expected to be around 35%.

The company will expand voice shopping to other platforms beyond Google in the future. The companies plan to add support for the entire range of Google Assistant-compatible devices, including smart speakers, TVs, smartwatches and products from outside hardware makers. According to data provided by a research company, Amazon holds 67% share in the US smart speakers market. Google Home had just 24 percent.

But Walmart will still trail Amazon in the voice shopping race.

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Although most Americans still do their shopping in-store, online grocery sales are growing, projected to reach $22 billion this year, according to Offers.com 2019 Grocery Survey. The two companies announced a partnership on Tuesday that allows Walmart shoppers to order groceries for pickup and home delivery through Google Assistant. "The more you use it, the better we'll get". The service also allows you to populate a cart over several days before placing the order rather than having to do not forget to add everything all in one go.

Buying groceries through Walmart has now gotten a little easier.

Not to be outdone by Chromecast Audio, Amazon has its own audio dongle called Echo Input, including Bluetooth, a microphone and a 3.5mm jack.

Google and Walmart say shoppers can manage lists on demand from home or with a mobile device.

"We're kicking off the work with Google, adding others to the mix as time goes on", said Walmart U.S. senior vice president Tom Ward in the statement.

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