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Walmart & Roku Partnering To make TV Streaming The next E-commerce Shopping Destination – $ROKU $WMT $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) and America’s #1 TV streaming platform, Roku, Inc. (ROKU) have entered a first-of-its-kind partnership making TV streaming the next e-commerce shopping destination. Walmart as an exclusive retailer will enable streamers to purchase featured products fulfilled by Walmart directly on Roku.

The unique partnership focuses on shopping beyond the QR code and will change the way customers interact and shop TV and video content. One-of-a-kind experience offers product discovery with a seamless checkout experience, allowing customers to purchase directly at the time of inspiration. Viewers simply press “OK” with the remote on a shoppable ad and proceed to checkout with their payment details easily pre-populated from Roku’s payments platform, Roku Pay. After, tapping “OK” on the Walmart checkout page customer can place the order. Walmart then emails a purchase confirmation with shipping, return, and support information.

Roku’s ad-buying platform for TV streaming, OneView, will have the capability to activate and measure these shoppable ads. Also, marketers will be able to use Roku Brand Studio to design custom creative and branded content made for TV streaming and shopping.

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites. To learn more about Walmart (WMT) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walmart Coverage Page

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(Read Original Story: Walmart and Roku Debut First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Bring Commerce to TV Ads in Business Wire)


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