Walmart Canada workers who pick online orders are now hands-free.
The retailer has equipped in-store employees with wearable technology called ring scanners. The scanners, which are worn like a ring on a finger, are meant to make it easier and more comfortable for workers to pick orders. Walmart says they’re lightweight and easier to use than handheld units, and having both hands free makes for an easier and faster picking experience.
“The ergonomic device features a button that associates press with their thumb to scan the item while they pick,” said Stephanie Fusco, manager of corporate affairs at Walmart Canada, in an email to Canadian Grocer. “As an example, with bigger items you can now use both hands, creating a faster and easier process compared to the hand-held devices traditionally used.”Canadian Grocer