Walmart Uses Oculus Go To Train Its Staff

Walmart started out as your traditional retailer, relying on its brick and mortar stores to sell its goods to customers. However over the years as technology started to afford shoppers different ways of shopping, we’ve seen Walmart start to adapt its operations accordingly, whether it be turning to companies like Uber and Lyft for deliveries, or adopting the use of machines in place of cashiers.


Jet.com Relaunched By Walmart With Three-Hour Deliveries

Walmart acquired online retailer Jet.com in 2016 for $3 billion and the company today announced the relaunch of the site with several new features that make it evident that the brick and mortar behemoth wants to take on online giants like Amazon. The relaunched Jet.com is more focused on customers in major cities such as New York where their experience is going to be tailored with messages and imagery that’s […]


Walmart & Ossia Explore Wireless Charging Inside Stores

When it comes to wireless charging, we have yet to see the commercialization of “true” wireless charging where it will not require devices to be placed on charging mats, and where it can charge wirelessly through radio waves in the air. In fact about a decade ago, a company by the name of Ossia developed such a system that never really took off.


Walmart Announces Plans To Buy 30 More Tesla Semis

Tesla might be known more for their electric cars, but last year the company unveiled the Tesla Semi which is an electric truck clearly aimed at logistics companies who are looking to go green. One of the company’s early adopters was Walmart who announced plans to test the trucks by ordering a small number of them.


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Walmart eBooks Launches To Take On Amazon

Amazon is a major online retailer of e-books and audiobooks. Walmart has now launched a proper rival which will take on Amazon in these markets. Walmart eBooks is the result of the retailer’s partnership with Rakuten, the parent company of Kobo. The partnership was announced in January this year and has resulted in this new service.


Virtual Reality Shopping Could Soon Be A Walmart Feature

One of the joys and benefits of shopping in brick and mortar stores is that you get to see the product you’re about to buy. You can touch it, see it, smell it, and test it before deciding if it is right for you. Of course this also means having to take time out of your day to drive to the store, walk around, and so on.


Nintendo Unveils New Walmart Exclusive Switch Bundle

If you have yet to hope on board the Nintendo Switch hype train, you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has announced a new exclusive bundle for Walmart. This bundle will come with the Nintendo Switch in a neon red/blue finish, a copy of the recently released Mario Tennis Aces that was launched last month, and also a copy of 1-2 Switch.


Walmart To Work With TV Executive For Upcoming Streaming Service

These days we’re starting to see more companies venture into the video streaming market. There are platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and we have also heard that Apple could be thinking of getting in on that action, while Disney is also said to be launching their own service next year.


Waymo Partners With Walmart In Phoenix For Grocery Pickups

Need to buy groceries but don’t have a car and you don’t want to deal with lugging bags of groceries on the bus, train, or a taxi?  The good news is that if you live in Phoenix, Arizona, Waymo and Walmart might have a solution for you thanks to a new partnership by both companies.


Walmart To Launch Netflix Rival This Year

Walmart is reportedly gearing up to launch an online video streaming service that will rival Netflix later this year. It will also go up against competing services from Amazon and Hulu. Walmart’s service will reportedly be offered under the Vudu name and it’s said to be similar to other streaming services, offering licensed as well as original content.


Walmart Introduces New 3D Virtual Shopping Tour Feature

Sometimes the problem with furniture websites or websites that sell household items is that the products are pictured separate from each other. This is unlike how companies such as IKEA market their products, where they try to place it inside of a curated room/home so that buyers have an idea of how the furniture will look like against other household items.


Walmart’s Latest Service Lets You Text To Order

If there is a reason why more people are shopping online than in retail, it is because it is more convenient. This allows shoppers to do their shopping wherever they are, as opposed to having to make a special trip to the store, saving them a ton of time in the process. This is why it’s not surprising to see traditional retailers such as Walmart come up with ways to […]


Walmart Abandons Plan To Replace Cashiers With Machines

Walmart had planned on expanding the use of its Mobile Scan & Go technology in order to replace store cashiers with machines but according to a new report, the company has decided not to go forward with this plan. The Mobile Scan & Go technology enabled customers to ring up their own purchases and then pay for them without having to go to a store cashier. The company has decided […]


Walmart’s Grocery Delivery Service With Uber & Lyft Will Be Ending

A couple of years ago, Walmart announced a partnership with Uber and Lyft in which they would be testing out the idea of using ride-hailing services to delivery groceries. It made sense since Uber already has UberEats, so grocery delivery didn’t really seem like that much of a stretch, but unfortunately it looks like that partnership has come to an end.