“Walmart is the McDonalds of retail and grocery stores.”Hannah Hassler
When it comes to shopping, we all hope and tend to expect that we will have a good shopping experience. However, that is not always the case. A place I personally do not enjoy to shop at is Walmart. Whenever I walk into a Walmart, the employees do not look happy like they appear on the commercials. It really makes me question whether smiley stickers is really the appropriate sticker choice to be handed out near the store front entrances. Also, when I ask for help in locating an item, the employees seem rather annoyed by my question and as if assisting a customer should not be their responsibility. Walmart is the McDonalds of retail and grocery stores. The employees have become so careless that I try to avoid purchase items from Walmart at all costs and instead spend my time there messing around with friends. Don’t worry though! It is nothing too extreme and usually just involves pushing each other around in grocery carts, skateboarding down the aisles, or riding the toddler bikes in weird accessories found around the store.
On the other hand; just because I have had some negative in-store shopping experiences at Walmart, it does not mean that this is the case about all other Walmarts or Walmart employees. My opinion is biased and it is very likely that other people have nothing but very positive shopping experiences at Walmart. In addition, I am only judging Walmart from in-store shopping experiences. So what about online shopping through the Walmart mobile app? Amazon does not have any physical store locations, so it would only be fair for me to compare the two stores — Amazon and Walmart — based on a mobile shopping experience.
For me, mobile shopping with the Mobile Walmart app is a whole different experience. It’s clean, it’s bright, and does not remind me anything of the in-store experience. Maybe because it’s organized? Anyway, the Mobile Walmart app actually took me by surprise and I am actually quite pleased with the type of features the app offers. For example, I had no idea you could handle prescription refills through the app. Nor did I know that all shopping done through the mobile app kept record of every single eReciept. And not to add, but you can also use the app to create a shopping list or favorites list by adding products, using voice input, text, or even by scanning bar codes. You can even use the app to find aisle locations for the items on your shopping list!
With Amazon, they do pack a variety of features and functions into their app, whether you’re buying gifts, reading reviews, tracking orders, scanning products, or just shopping. There is not a whole ton to really step their game simply because all Amazon shopping is performed online. However, some features that did take me by surprise consisted of being able to view wedding/baby registry lists as well as being able to talk to your Amazon Alexa or Echo to play music, shop, tell jokes, or listen to eBooks all through the app.
Both the Walmart and Amazon mobile app are very well made to a multiple of degrees. Walmart really took me by surprise and did an amazing job optimizing their app to create the best experience for their consumers. In addition, if you wanted to add something to your cart, you were not required to sign in to your account like one would for Amazon. With that said; when comparing the shopping experience between the two stores, I believe that Walmart is the winning app for creating the better mobile shopping experience.
Download the Mobile Walmart app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walmart-save-time-and-money/id338137227#?platform=iphone
Download the Amazon app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazon-shopping-made-easy/id297606951#?platform=iphone