... “More and more the customer is shopping with a cell phone to check prices,” for example, he said. The use of “site to store,” is growing, too. Site to store refers to customers who buy on line and then come to the store to pick up the merchandise to avoid delivery charges.
“There might be an inflection point this year” in the use of various technological modes of buying, with the uptake curve accelerating, he said. Price transparency will increase across numerous retail channels as a result, he added.
Well, given that Wal Mart is usually the low price leader, investors might conclude that the increasing use of technology by consumers should play into Wal Mart’s hands.