Thursday, January 25, 2018

Is Walmart pursuing the ‘Tinder’ of grocery shopping?

Chain Store Age

Walmart filed a patent for an online grocery shopping service that functions like the dating app Tinder. Called ‘The Fresh Online Experience (FOE) system,’ the solution will allow customers to view the exact item that in-store associates are picking to fulfill their online grocery order.

The item will be scanned using three-dimensional scanning. As the associate packs the order, they scan images of the items. Upon receiving a notification of the merchandise, shoppers can approve or reject the fresh item before it is packed into the order, according to the patent filing.. . . more