Previously, customers could refill prescriptions in the app, but couldn’t track order status, view pricing, or manage their pickup details as they can now.
Walmart Pay, as a reminder, is Walmart’s own mobile payments service.
Money Services will be available in nearly 1,200 stores, where Walmart will feature the Express Lanes for the app users.
The new capabilities, including both the Money Services and Pharmacy “Express Lanes,” will start to roll out this March, with support for nearly all of Walmart’s 4,700 stores expected by this fall.
Already, quick serve restaurants like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and Chipotle have introduced “order ahead” in their apps, where customers can place orders and pay ahead of their arrival, for example.
Meanwhile, CVS this past summer introduced a way to pay for products, pick up prescriptions and earn loyalty rewards from its app as well.
“I think it has something to do with how quick it all is: you swipe left or right and there’s hardly any profile so it’s practically designed with only hooking up in mind,” said Tatiana Laurent, a former Tinder user in the Bay Area. It was just always messaging at late hours and saying, ‘Wanna hang out?
The ever-popular Tinder and Ok Cupid apps had the highest number of reported harassment at 39 and 38 percent, respectively.Like the Walmart Pharmacy, the Money Services desk will use similar technology for sending funds using the app.Today, millions of customers transfer money from a Walmart store each month, the company says.The Walmart associate will hand over the prescription and the transaction is done.Payments are handled by Walmart Pay and the e Receipt is sent to the app.