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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

More on Walmart/Google Voices

More on this, with an interesting ongoing discussion.  In Retailwire:

Will the Walmart/Google voice deal give Amazon’s Alexa a run for its money?  by George Anderson

Move over Alexa. Walmart shoppers will soon be able to buy thousands of products online by speaking to their Google Home device or a mobile phone loaded with the Google Express app.

Beginning later next month, hundreds of thousands of items sold by Walmart will be available via Google Assistant, making Walmart the retailer selling the most products through the platform.

Walmart and Google broke the news earlier today in separate posts on their company blogs.  (See below) 

“One of the primary use cases for voice shopping will be the ability to build a basket of previously purchased everyday essentials. That’s why we decided to deeply integrate our Easy Reorder feature into Google Express,” wrote Marc Lore, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. eCommerce. “This will enable us to deliver highly personalized shopping recommendations based on customers’ previous purchases, including those made in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com. To take advantage of this personalization, customers only need to link their Walmart account to Google Express.” .... ' 



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