Cleveland - Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, the Walmart Super-center located at 3400 Steelyard Commons is the latest store in Ohio to debut the company’s Pickup Tower technology.
These 16-foot tall structures function like high-tech vending machines and can fulfill a customer’s online order in less than a minute.
"During this holiday season we are seeing more than ever before how technology is enabling customers to not only save money but to save time,” said Walmart Store Manager Stacy Payne. “Walmart is proud to offer innovations like the Pickup Tower to meet our customers’ needs whether they are shopping in person or ordering thru a smartphone app.”
To use the Pickup Tower, customers simply choose from millions of items available on Walmart.com and select the Pickup option at checkout. When the item arrives at the local store, an associate loads it into the Pickup Tower and the customer retrieves by scanning a bar code sent to their smartphone. Pickup Towers are the latest example of Walmart’s commitment to digital acceleration and innovation, as well as convenience, helping customers save time and shop however, whenever, wherever they want.
This holiday season Walmart has also introduced other innovations that are helping customers to save time. “Check Out with Me” is offering customers a faster checkout experience by positioning associates in the busiest areas of its stores so customers may bypass regular checkout lines and pay for everything right in the department they are shopping. Walmart is also providing digital store maps on the Walmart app to help customers find everything they need quickly and a redesigned Walmart.com is making it easier than ever to shop Walmart.
The retailer also rolled out the new Online Grocery Delivery service in August to bring delivery to the doorsteps of customers in Cleveland and Akron.
In April, Walmart announced it expects to spend an estimated $94 million over the next year in Ohio through the remodeling of 27 stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy Ohio customers save time and money.
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