Walmart is adding voice capabilities to its grocery pickup and delivery options with its new Walmart Voice Order initiative.
With the new voice ordering capabilities, the company is building across platforms with partners like Google to help customers shop. Beginning this month, customers can say, ”Hey Google, talk to Walmart” and the Google Assistant will add items directly to their Walmart grocery cart. Walmart noted that it can quickly and accurately identify the items consumers are asking for with the help of information from their prior purchases.
With Google Assistant available on a range of devices, including smart displays like Google Home Hub, Android phones, iPhones, watches and more, customers can manage their shopping carts while they’re at home or on the go. It’s also cross-platform, which means customers can use any device utilizing Google Assistant, and it allows for items to go directly to a customer’s shopping cart.