Wal-Mart announced on Wednesday that the retail giant would be partnering up with Google’s online shopping marketplae next month.
Wal-Mart and Google Express are joining forces to enable voice-ordered purchases from Wal-Mart on Google’s virtual assistant.
This partnership will add hundreds of thousands of items from Wal-Mart to Google Express and it will give Wal-Mart customers the ability to voice order.
Wal-Mart customers will be able to order stuff from the retailer’s stores by simply speaking to Google Express, which is found in phones and in Google’s voice controlled speakers. Wal-Mart users will even be able to lnk their accounts to Google Express.
“How do you help people who are going to be interacting more and more with devices get their weekly shopping tasks taken care of?” Google Express chief Brian Elliott.
Wal-Mart’s head of e-commerce Marc Lore said that Google has “made significant investments in natural language processing and artificial intelligence to deliver a powerful voice shopping experience.”
In other news, Google also announced that it would be ditching the $95 annual fee for free shipping on online orders.
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