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Google Assistant now can be used to shop at Target

13 October 2017, 04:25 | Brandon Parsons

You can now shop for Target stuff on your Google Home

Google Home now lets you shop at Target with just your voice

Brick-and-mortar merchants are finding voice ordering to be another new buying channel to help sagging sales.

The news follows a similar announcement from Walmart in late August, which saw the retailer - Amazon's biggest rival - partnering with Google on voice-based shopping.

Target's push to grow on Google Express comes just ahead of the holiday shopping season and right after Walmart teamed up with the search giant, too.

With this expanded partnership, there is some overlap between Google Express and Target's own ReStock program for daily essentials, but it of course lacks Google's voice technology.

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Google's announcement today that shopping will soon be available via the Google Assistant on eligible Android phones and iPhones, joining Google Home and Android TV, will allow Target guests to make their "Target Run" from a phone exclusively using voice commands, a first for the company. With the Google Home device, Google represents these retailers best shots' at finding a way into consumers' homes in a market where Amazon Alexa-powered smart speakers now dominate.

"So if you're on the go and remember you need a birthday gift for the weekend, you can just say 'Ok Google, buy a kids bomber jacket from Target, '" Google's President of retail and shopping Daniel Alegre and Google Assistant Vice President Scott Huffman wrote in a blog post. "Or whether it's a piece of software than runs on your TV or on your telephone".

October 12, 2017 10:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time MINNEAPOLIS-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced today it is deepening its partnership with Google to make online shopping even easier.

"In the markets where we've offered Google Express, guests tell us they love the ease and convenience of shopping Target through Google", Target's Chief Information and Digital Officer Mike McNamara said in a statement. But Target Restock on its own couldn't leverage Google's voice computing platform, so Target is essentially placing its bets on Google. The service lets you browse by store or category. While Amazon is inherently poised to dominate e-commerce integration, Google seems to be making sure they are able to compete by offering some level of feature parity across their wide range of Assistant-enabled devices.



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