June 11, 2013
Walmart turns bus stops into QR code enabled virtual stores
The shopping centers of the world are cashing in on any and all free spaces available to bring their wares to consumers. While some of the males of our species might deny the thrill of shopping does not entice, it’s hard to resist it when it’s covered in some tech form. Take Walmart for example, in an endeavor to reach out to all loyal consumers as well as cater to potential newbies, they’ve started pasting QR codes across bus shelters around Toronto, Canada. The QR codes, when accessed from a mobile device, direct you to their mobile site which allows you to make purchases immediately. Articles like diapers, Tide detergent, Crest toothpaste and more can be bought via your phone, tablet etc. and delivered to your home when you get there.
About 50 of these ‘online bus stores’ will be launched soon by Walmart and will be a significant push to get Walmart.ca, (their e-commerce site for Canadians) more hits. So instead of actually taking the bus to the store, just get to the bus stop and get all your shopping done from right there. No need to actually get on the bus. of course you could just sit at home on your PC, that works too.
[Via – Psfk]