Walmart has partnered with Apple to make Walmart Voice Order available on Siri, the mega retailer announced on its blog earlier this week.
Earlier this year Walmart launched Walmart Voice Order to give customers the option to add items to their Walmart Online Grocery Cart with nothing more than their voice. The partnership with Apple expands the service’s reach, tapping into the power and wide-spread appeal of Apple’s Siri.
“Customers simply ask Siri to start adding items directly to their Walmart Online Grocery cart after they’ve paired their accounts,” Walmart reports on its blog. “Customers build out their basket by just saying ‘Add to Walmart’ and then naming the product they want to add to their cart. We built Walmart Voice Order with customers in mind. We designed the entire experience for voice shopping to help save time.”
In addition to the ability to simply speak your order, the solution has the added benefit of AI-based learning. The more shoppers interact with and use the application the more powerful and intuitive it becomes. If the shopper for example always buys Bounty paper towels, after a few orders they would no longer need to mention the brand. They could simply say “buy paper towels” and the solution would instantly order the shopper’s preference brand.