Google, Walmart team up to take on Amazon Prime

Similar to the Amazon Echo, Google Home now has the ability to shop, order, and purchase with just your voice. The feature allows users to order home essentials through Google Express and its over 50 national and local.

Voice orders with Google Home

You can now order items from Walmart through Google Express and Google Home

Walmart offers hundreds of thousands of items for voice shopping via Google Assistant – the largest number of items currently offered by a retailer through the platform. The integration links Walmart’s Easy Reorder list with Google Express. This makes it a cinch to have everyday essentials delivered to your door by simply asking Google Home or your Assistant equipped phone. Once you’ve linked the two accounts you’ll get a personalized shopping experience, including recommendations based on your history. Walmart items are now listed in Google Express, and you can connect your Google account to a Walmart account to easily reorder items.

Walmart is promising further functionality for the voice service next year, including in-store pickups for orders and fresh grocery shopping. It seems like a good match, leveraging Walmart’s 4,700 US stores and Google’s Assistant tech, built on its strong natural language processing and AI capabilities. At the same time, Google is also doing away with membership fees for its Google Express shopping platform. Until now users have had to cough up $10 per month or $95 per year, but that won’t be necessary with partners like Walmart doing the heavy lifting. Free delivery will also be offered, as long as the minimum spend for each retailer is met (usually around

If you have a Google Home, you can use commands like “Reorder coffee from Walmart” and “Buy paper towels from Walmart” (once you allow your Home to make purchases). In addition to ordering through the Google Home, you can also make purchases through the Google Express site or mobile app.

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