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Walmart expands contactless options for in-store shopping, pickup, and delivery

Friday 3 April 2020 11:54 CET | News

Walmart has announced that it's offering customers no contact services for payment, pickup and delivery options in an attempt to protect customers and store staffers. 

 

By scanning a QR code that is synced with the Walmart Pay app, in-store shoppers can make contactless purchases, according to the company's announcement. Previously shoppers had to select a payment method by touching a screen at self-checkout. Walmart pickup customers can open their car trunk and an employee will load in their groceries without the need for a signature. Similarly, delivery drivers will leave an order on a customer's doorstep, bypassing a signature requirement.

As retailers face cash flow woes and temporarily close store locations, those essential retailers still standing have to contend with high demand. Walmart has tried to address consumers' sanitation concerns and is looking to hire 150,000 hourly workers. On the ecommerce front, grocery apps saw a surge in downloads as takeout delivery apps have declined, explains retaildive.com.




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Keywords: Wallmart, ecommerce, food delivery, mobile payments, in-store payments, QR payments, pickup and delivery, food industry, United States, North America
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Ecommerce
Countries: United States
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Payments & Commerce