Walmart iPhone App Helps You Find the Right Aisle, Coupons & More
Walmart announced new iPhone and iPad apps today that the retailer hopes will make shopping at their stores a more pleasant experience.
The new Walmart iPhone app includes shopping lists, coupons and tools to stick to your budget, but the most exciting addition is the ability to find out which aisle your items are in.
This new find your item feature is rolling out in a limited number of stores, but should eventually arrive at a Walmart near you.
As a shopper that is occasionally at Walmart, I can’t tell you how awesome this is. Most of my trips to Walmart are for a random item or two, and result in 15 minutes of searching for something. Since there is never a staff member on the floor to help, this app will let me get in and out without wasting time.
If you do all of your shopping at Walmart, this feature will help you map out your shopping trip for the most efficient route.
The Shopping list feature is also a nice addition, allowing you to speak your list to the app without stopping to separate your items. So, you can say, “Milk, bacon, deodorant, Modern Warfare 3, taco shells, Cheetos and Mountain Dew,” and the app will turn that into a list with separate items. You can also add items by scanning the barcode of an item you have at home.
The budgeting tool will check the local prices so you know how much you have ot pay before you head to the store. You can email or share your shopping list, so it easy to send the grocery list to your spouse, roommate or teenager.
The app will help you find coupons for your items, but unfortunately you will need to print them out in order to use them. I’m really looking forward to the day that a big retailer delivers a real digital coupon app that I can count on, and it looks like I will have to wait again.
11/09/2011 at 11:54 am
Maybe this is not out yet. I have the latest version and I am able to scan a QR code but not make any shopping list, nor does it tell me which aisles things are in.
11/09/2011 at 9:55 pm
Reads like a bogus news bit. iphone and ipad only…? what about us plain folk…?. What Aisle..!!!,, got to be a joke right, every store laid out just alike
11/09/2011 at 10:38 pm
Last year, 332 billion coupons were offered. Use of digital coupons taken from websites like coupons and Printapons is increasing but only 10% most of the coupons are surprisingly from sunday paper
11/10/2011 at 1:51 am
Hi.cool stuff.I like to build apps on my own.At first it was quite difficult to find low cost and effective web service for this aim as Im not a pro web developer. At last I’ve found one called snappii.com Here even beginners in coding can be successful app makers.
Paul I-Lung Lin
11/11/2011 at 9:47 am
Regardless of whether this is bogus, to quote the Cranberries, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”
02/01/2014 at 8:01 pm
This article is over 2 years old and it still doesn’t tell you what aisle the product is on?
But it would be fantastic for it to take your shipping list and sort it by the aisles of the store that you’re selected and allow that sorted list to be printed out or emailed. This would allow you to walk through the store without having to look all over your list to see what you missed.
01/24/2016 at 4:27 pm
I know this post is several years old, The app does show what aisle a product is in, but my problem is that I can’t find the aisle designation in the STORES! For instance a product I was looking for shows on the app that it is in stock in my local store in the beauty section aisle E25…But where in the store is E25 indicated ? The app shows in beauty, but still where IN THE STORE are the aisle numbers (I can only find the section indicators, ie- beauty, hair care, ect.)
07/19/2016 at 11:47 am
I totally agree with Dawn. None of the Walmart employees know where a certain aisle is. The aisle number is at the end of “MOST” of the aisles. But I couldn’t tell aisle numbers of the aisles against the walls.