Verizon Media enables grocery shopping from email – an industry first
22. July 2020 | News, Retail Technology, What´s new in Retail

Verizon Media announced the launch of “Groceries from Walmart” making it easier than ever to buy groceries online. Yahoo Mail users can now browse, add to cart, and buy essential groceries from Walmart right within Yahoo Mail. This is the first time ever that email users can fill a shopping cart from their inbox, streamlining their shopping experience from within the mail app they use daily to track promotions, coupons, and more.

Most Americans are shopping online for groceries and doing it more often since the onset of COVID-19. A May survey by Inmar Intelligence found that 80% are now shopping online for groceries – up 40% from pre-pandemic levels. What’s more, almost 60% say that they are shopping for groceries online more often now than they were before the pandemic began.

“We’re proud to partner with Walmart on this industry-first feature, helping Yahoo Mail users more easily browse and buy essential groceries without having to leave their inbox, saving them time and helping them organize their lives through enhanced and innovative experiences within their email,” said Guru Gowrappan, CEO, Verizon Media.

By bringing Groceries from Walmart to Yahoo Mail, people can now tackle all of their grocery needs from one place. Last year, Yahoo Mail debuted a new app which included the launch of Grocery View, which helps users save time and money on the essentials. The view shows users the deals at local grocery stores, lets them save those deals to their shopping lists, as well as connect their store loyalty card to automatically apply saved coupons at checkout. Now, Yahoo will give users the ability to shop Walmart’s grocery catalogue at their leisure and add items to a shopping cart within Yahoo Mail for pick-up from their local Walmart store.

To enhance the shopping experience, users will get personalized grocery recommendations based on their Yahoo profiles. Additionally, the shopping cart never expires. This means that people can keep adding items throughout the week and checkout whenever they’re ready. Groceries from Walmart is currently available on the Yahoo Mail iOS app and desktop, with Android coming later this year.

Source: Verizon

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