ALTOONA, Pa. -- Retailer Sheetz Inc. recently launched voice-ordering capabilities for Sheetz customers with Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices.
The chain already offers delivery through OrderUp from Groupon from its Morgantown, W.Va., and State College, Pa., stores, both located near universities. For now, voice ordering is available only for pickup orders. Even so, the move marks a new level of convenience for the Altoona, Pa.-based convenience-store chain.
Meanwhile, other separate technology advancements have sprung up that could directly affect retail. Visa is using technology to make the act of swiping a credit card more enjoyable, Target has launched its own mobile wallet and more.
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