Walmart announced Wednesday (Mar. 1) that it added new capabilities to the Walmart app that makes it faster and easier for pharmacy and money services customers.
According to a press release, Walmart said the updates for pharmacy customers include easy refills after a one-time setup, the ability to skip the line once the order is placed and the ability to fill a prescription and pay for it via the app.
“These capabilities are the latest example of how we’re bringing together all of the conveniences of Walmart — great stores, convenient pickup, easy checkout and a top-notch app — to deliver one seamless shopping experience for customers,” said Daniel Eckert, senior vice president, Walmart Services. “We’re delivering a new and better experience in areas of our business that are essential for busy families. By making them faster and easier, we’re living up to our promise — to save customers money and time.”
As for the money updates, Walmart said customers can enter payment information in the Walmart app and get shopping, customers can cut the line with express lane and the Walmart app now includes the ability to pay for items on their mobile app, reducing the wait time in line. Walmart said that along with the expanded app features, it will create a new store experience that lets customers skip traditional lines by using express lanes that will rely on mobile payments. The new capabilities are slated to start coming to Walmart customers in March with a full launch in all of Walmart’s 4,700 stores by the fall.
Walmart said in the press release it is committed to transforming its business and innovating through technology investments. The announcement Wednesday follows other technology-focused updates from Walmart, including the expansion of the company’s online grocery pickup service, the investment in store pickup and the offer of free two-day shipping on millions of items without a membership fee.