Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Walmart partners with Google, expands Uber delivery service

Walmart and Google announced last week that a new partnership between the companies will allow shoppers to use Google's apps and devices to shop at Walmart.

According to a story in Supermarket News, Walmart customers will soon be able to link their accounts to Google and receive personalized shopping results based on past purchases using Google Express, Google Assistant or a Google Home device. Walmart will fulfill orders made through Google at no extra charge.

According to the companies, "hundreds of thousands" of items will be available through the service. (Walmart.com has about 67 million SKUs available for sale.)

Walmart ecommerce CEO Marc Lore said the partnership is "just the beginning," adding that voice shopping, which will be possible through Google, will be expanding its capabilities in the near future.

Walmart and Uber team up for home delivery

In a separate announcement, Walmart said last week that it plans to expand its grocery home delivery service through Uber to the Dallas and Orlando markets. Walmart began testing Uber delivery over a year ago in Phoenix.

Customers who choose home delivery through Uber are charged $9.95 per order.

Perhaps the bigger news is that the fleet of Walmart Uber delivery cars have giant models of fruit and vegetables on their roofs.

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