Mr Lore said: 'That's why it makes sense for us to team up with Google.
Walmart's average time has been three to five days.
The service is available across the US.
Google has partnered with Walmart to make hundreds of thousands of items available for purchase by voice via Google Assistant. "An open and transparent shopping universe is good for customers", Walmart's president and CEO of the US e-commerce business said on the company's blog.
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"Blockchain technology enables a new era of end-to-end transparency in the global food system", Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart, said in a statement, adding that "It also allows all participants to share information rapidly and with confidence across a strong trusted network". However, it will be interesting to see if Walmart too enters the Indian market to introduce their version of voice shopping via Google. Now clearly Walmart, who is one of the bigger retailers in the United States, isn't going to let Amazon have all the fun and have since announced a new partnership with Google. Google enlists third-party firms to fulfill orders from a variety of retailers, including Target Corp., Costco Wholesale Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., and Whole Foods Market Inc., which Amazon agreed to buy in June for $13.7 billion. Google Express was launched a few years back but lately it's been upping its game in order to compete on a level playing field.
But it remains behind Walmart when it comes to U.S. distribution as a whole, with the two companies accounting for 2.8 percent and 6.3 percent of the market respectively past year.
Google also will offer free delivery if the order meets the store's minimum order requirement. "A study previous year found that 55% of USA adults start their online shopping trips on Amazon", writes Jason Del Ray for Recode. But the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer says it will then expand the price cuts to more than one million items by the end of June.
Dr Zhang says that while voice shopping now "does not look very useful" it does have the potential to unlock a whole new way to shop.
Users will be able to build a basket of previously purchased everyday essentials, Lore explained, with the help of Google Express, which is getting a Walmart Easy Reorder feature.
"We know this [update] means being compared side-by-side with other retailers", Lore wrote in a not-so-subtle hat tip to Amazon.