Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has unveiled Me@Walmart, a new app by Walmart Global Tech for U.S. store associate that offers an exclusive destination with new features to simplify daily tasks and serve customers. Initially, the idea was to utilize this app to manage associate schedules and has transformed into its single in-store app for U.S. associates, saving time and helping them be even more efficient.
By the end of the year, Walmart plans to offer over 740,000 associates a new Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone, case and protection plan to use free of charge as associates will be the only ones able to access the app’s work features while they are on the clock.
The Me@Walmart app offers scheduling to view shifts up to two weeks in advance and check on upcoming paid time off as they may request changes to their schedule if needed. Mobile Clock in by utilizing geofencing technology, associates can clock in with a tap of a button once they arrive at their store allowing for a convenient option to clock in. Puh to talk for constant communication, this feature replaces the need for walkie talkies.
Ask Sam provides a voice activated personal assistant for work as it saves time by allowing associates to ask questions to quickly locate merchandise and get answers for customers.