“Through the apps, Walmart will share data with the 140 million shoppers who head to its U.S. stores each week, showing them which items are in stock, which ones are available online and whether there are manufacturer coupons valid for their purchases,” Wohl reports. “Walmart, the retailer’s largest division, has had an iPhone app since last fall and just launched its iPad app last week, Thomas said.”
“Once Apple approves Walmart’s updated iPhone app, shoppers will be able to create shopping lists on their iPhones. Those who shop at a small number of stores will also see exactly which aisle they should head to in their local Walmart to find the goods on their lists,” Wohl reports. “he new shopping list function for iPhones also tallies the total price each time shoppers add items to their lists, helping them budget their planned purchases. Those who have the latest iPhone 4S can even speak their shopping lists into their phones.”
Wohl reports, “Some of the technology is still in the works. For now, shoppers can see coupons online but must print them out to redeem them at Walmart stores. Redeeming coupons directly from the phone could come in the future, Thomas said.”
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