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Walmart's new app helps you skip store lines

Picking up a prescription or transferring money should be much faster.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
February 28, 2017
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Walmart doesn't just want its mobile app to speed up your checkout -- now, it might help you avoid lines altogether for certain services. An upgrade to the app has introduced "express lane" services for both prescription pickups and money transfers. Once you've filled in a medicine or money transfer order on your phone, you just have to waltz up to the appropriate store counter, scan a QR code with the app and complete your business.

You may have to wait a while to use these features. They'll start rolling out to stores in March, but the deployment will only finish sometime in the fall. Still, this could be a serious time-saver, particularly for prescriptions. If you just need a refill, the biggest hassle in the near future may be the trip to the store.

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