Walmart filed a patent for virtual stores, and it could be the next front in its

Walmart could soon let customers shop virtually, if a plan detailed in a recent patent comes to fruition.


  • Walmart has apparently come up with a way to shop online using virtual reality, according to a patent filing spotted by Bloomberg.
  • The potential plan seems to involve shopping a virtual store that’s just like a regular store, but without the instant gratification.
  • It’s another way that Walmart is leaning on its store expertise to adapt to the changing behavior of shoppers who are increasingly being wooed by the convenience of going online.