Walmart is testing a new way for shoppers to pick up their online orders with a 24/7 automated kiosk, the brick-and-mortar giant announced on Tuesday. It unveiled a pick-up kiosk outside the Walmart Super Center in Oklahoma City. More than 30,000 grocery items, including fresh produce, meats,and dairy products, can be ordered online for the same price they cost in the store and can be picked up free. Barring a minimum purchase of $30, the online grocery ordering process for customers will be the same.
What Brands Need To Do
Walmart has been taking measures to modernize its online retail experience in order to effectively compete with Amazon, including launching a mobile payment app and rolling out an online order pickup program. This new move marks a significant step in Walmart’s continuous experiments to improve its customer experience and streamline the offline shopping process. More retailers should be leveraging new digital tools to improve their customer experience to meet the growing consumer demand for convenience and instant gratification.