Walmart and Google have partnered together to introduce voice-enabled grocery shopping.
Walmart Voice Order, which works with Google Assistant-powered platforms, works by allowing a customer to order an item through the Google assistant. The assistant will remember to reorder the customer’s item based on their previous order history, including what specific items were ordered. For example, a customer can say “order milk,” and the assistant will know which brand of milk to order and how much.
This technology also allows customers to build up their cart, rather than ordering one item at a time.
“We know when using voice technology, customers like to add items to their cart one at a time over a few days — not complete their shopping for the week all at once,” noted Walmart’s SVP of Digital Operations, Tom Ward.
This technology will roll out to all Google-assisted platforms later this month, including Google Home, cell phones, smart watches, etc.