Customers can plan weekly shopping trips, says the retail giant
Walmart has launched new applications for iPhone and iPad, designed to give its customers tools to plan their weekly shopping trips as well as a new way to access Walmart both in-store and online.
With the new apps, customers can enjoy an enhanced shopping experience across Walmart’s 3,800 US stores and Walmart.com through mobile devices.
With Walmart’s iPad app features Touch-Optimised Shopping; Browse My Store and Extended inventory.
With Touch-optimised shopping, customers can browse, search and purchase favorite items by combining traditional ways of shopping with the unique capabilities of the iPad and Browse My Store helps customer to select any local Walmart store to see product availability and detailed information specific to that store.
Extended inventory helps customer to shop and purchase Walmart.com merchandise in addition to viewing local store inventory.
The updated iPhone app creates smart shopping lists, scans QR codes and access product information, as well as features budgeting tools, manufacturer’s coupons and store item finder beta.
Budgeting tools calculates the total price in real-time as specific items are added to mobile shopping lists, while store item finder beta displays in-store aisle location of products in select stores across the country.
Customers can view applicable manufacturer coupons for products carried in local Walmart stores and customers can access product details, including customer ratings and reviews, as well as local product availability and prices.
With the new iPhone app customer can mail shopping list to friends and family and also it add items to shopping list by speaking, typing or scanning bar codes.
Walmart Mobile and Digital senior vice president Gibu Thomas said mobile allows us to have a similar personal relationship with Walmart customers that Sam Walton had with his customers 50 years ago when he opened the first Walmart store.
"We can greet each of our customers by name, guide them through our stores, and give them product recommendations and real-time savings — all from their mobile devices," said Thomas.