Walmart is set to launch a voice shopping feature, allowing customers to add items to their shopping cart via Google Assistant.
As of today, customers with a Google Home Hub or any device connected to Google Assistant can begin ordering grocery’s by saying “Hey Google, talk to Walmart”.
It will use previous order history to determine which specific size and brand of product the customer is asking for, allowing customers to ask for generic items like “orange juice”.
The device will then put the item in a customer’s cart, allowing them to either collect items from their local store, or have them delivered whenever they choose.
“The more you use it, the better we’ll get,” Walmart’s senior vice president Tom Ward said.
“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. So, this capability aligns with the way customers shop.”
Though its voice shopping service currently only works with Google’s smart assistant, the retailer said others could be added to “the mix as time goes on”.