Newly filed patents reveal Walmart VR shopping could be the future

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The retail giant is furthering its reach into the digital realm with virtual reality tech. Rumors are flying around that a Walmart VR shopping experience could be available for future Walmart shoppers. These speculations erupted after it was discovered that the world’s largest retailer applied for two patents involving the use of virtual reality (VR) technology. Customers can wander around digital Walmart stores from the comfort of their home. The two patents the company applied for with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, detail a “virtual show room” and…

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Walmart back-to-school app designed to help people shop in stores

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The discount retail giant launched new app features to improve back-to-school in-store and mobile shopping. The new Walmart back-to-school app feature enables parents to search and shop for their child’s actual school supplies list. They can then use the app to locate the store isle where they can find the item, according a recent announcement from Walmart. Items can also be delivered directly to their homes. For those parents with busy schedules or who simply don’t feel like making the trek to their local Walmart store to buy the items…

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Walmart scan-and-go shopping ended as customers disinterested in in-store m-commerce

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The retailer has shut down the program as shoppers failed to embrace the mobile tech based experience. The Walmart scan-and-go shopping has been abandoned by the retailer at its U.S. stores. Customers simply did not embrace the technology. It was designed to help them to save time in-store by skipping the checkout through the use of mobile commerce. The concept was supposed to let people use m-commerce tech to scan their own items and pay. Walmart scan-and-go was designed to let people use their smartphones to scan item barcodes as…

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New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

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While self checkout isn’t new technology, the latest version lets shoppers scan products as they shop. The latest Walmart m-commerce feature is starting to be rolled out, making it faster and easier for consumers to check out. The tech brings together the use of mobile commerce on customer scanners with the self checkout desks. The idea behind the new Walmart m-commerce option is to make it possible for consumers to use handheld devices to scan products as they shop. That way, by the time they arrive at the self checkout…

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New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

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Several new trends could determine the future of the mobile payments world The mobile payments space is gaining momentum and evolving at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer, the amount of money being spent by consumers in the mobile space will triple this year. As the mobile space continues to grow, new trends are likely to emerge throughout this sector. Some of these trends may provide businesses with new opportunities to engage consumers and find greater degrees of success in mobile ventures. Security technology will become more…

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Walmart is launching its own mobile commerce solution

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Walmart is following the example set by Starbucks in the mobile commerce space Starbucks has become one of the great success stories in the mobile commerce field, which has lead other retailers to attempt to emulate this success and engage mobile consumers more effectively. Walmart has announced plans to introduce a new feature to its already popular mobile application. The feature will allow users to make use of a new service, allowing them to make mobile payments when using the application. Walmart is introducing a new feature to its popular…

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QR codes are central to Walmart’s new mobile payment system

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The retail giant has launched a system to compete with Apple Pay and that uses quick response codes. Walmart recently announced that it would be including itself among the newest players in the mobile payments category and that its branded system, Walmart Pay, would use QR codes as a part of the transaction verification process. The name of the mobile payments system makes it clear that it is meant to compete with Apple, Samsung and Google, among others. The system based on QR codes has now gone live in select…

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CurrentC mobile payments service may not be launching until 2016

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MCX announces that payment service is not likely to see a launch this year The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), comprised of several retail organizations, has announced that its mobile commerce platform, called CurrentC, may not launch until 2016. The platform was meant to compete with other services coming from Apple, Google, and Samsung, providing retailers with a tool that they can use to effectively engage consumers that are interested in mobile payments. Retailers have been expressing doubt concerning CurrentC because of its lengthy development and testing phases. Service could see…

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Walmart takes another whack at m-commerce

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The retail giant is now adding a number of smartphone friendly services and features. Walmart has had its ups and downs when it comes to the efforts that it has made to be successful in m-commerce, and now it is taking a few more steps in this direction in the hopes of getting it right. The biggest change is that it is hoping to entirely transition itself away from paper receipts and toward digital. Although e-receipts are nothing new and they are offered by many retailers, already, typically they are…

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Gadgets to Gift Cards program launched at Walmart

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The retail giant has introduced a trade in program to encourage mobile commerce and device shopping. As the majority of industry experts are now expecting that the next iPhone is less than a month away from being released by Apple, Walmart is taking a preemptive step by introducing a Gadgets for Gift Cards program, in which customers can turn in their old devices in exchange for a gift card to be used in its stores. The trade in is not exclusive to smartphones, but also includes MP3 players, video games,…

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How QR Codes Turn Bus Shelters Into Virtual Stores

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Consider, if you will, the humble bus shelter. Just a place to stay safe from the elements while waiting for public transportation, and that’s it, right? Not quite… Recently, Wal-Mart, in conjunction with Proctor and Gamble, turned 50 Toronto bus shelters into virtual WalMart stores. Talk about a chain having stores everywhere! Shopping With QR Codes Here’s how it worked. Each shelter was given a poster that contained QR codes for Proctor and Gamble products. Commuters who scanned the codes with their smart phones were taken to a Wal-Mart web…

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