Walmart started out as your traditional retailer, relying on its brick and mortar stores to sell its goods to customers. However over the years as technology started to afford shoppers different ways of shopping, we’ve seen Walmart start to adapt its operations accordingly, whether it be turning to companies^( for deliveries, or ^( .
Now other areas we’ve seen Walmart interested in^( , where previously the company had started ^( . Now it looks like Walmart ^( by distributing the Oculus Go VR headsets to its stores across the US to help train more of its staff.
According to Andy Trainor, Walmart’s senior director of Walmart U.S. Academies, “The great thing about VR is its ability to make learning experientia. When you watch a module through the headset, your brain feels like you actually experienced a situation. We’ve also seen that VR training boosts confidence and retention while improving test scores 10 to 15 percent – even those associates who simply watched others experience the training saw the same retention boosts.”
Walmart won’t be the first to use VR to train its staff. Last year Google^( , where they found that using VR was more effective compared to just watching videos.
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