At the end of May 2012, Walmart introduced Apple iPhone and iPad apps for its customers to use in 3,800 stores across in America. The iPhone app is equipped with features to help customers to find products in-store aisle location. The app is also enhanced with "In-Store Mode" which giving customers a chance to check out special prices for products and learning more about products. For the iPad app, it is equipped with feature showing a list of Local Ad for customers searching special offers. The two apps for mobile devices running on Apple operating systems allow customers to go thru shopping items at anytime and anywhere.
This past week the giant stores invited its employees and some selected participants to test on a new mobile payment system near the company’s headquarter located in Rogers, Arkansas. Citing an invitation form published by Survey Monkey website (an Internet company that provides tools for research), reuters.com reported that each participant received $100 for trying on the new feature and also received a $25 gift card for buying stuffs at Walmart stores.
By introducing the new mobile payment system, Walmart could speed up checkout in its 3,800 regular stores and supercenters across in America. In term of dollar value, the company could also save in cashier wages.
(Image: Walmart iPhone app)