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Quincy Walmart features first Pickup Tower in the state

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The Walmart Superstore in Quincy recently went through a remodel and now customers have access to the first Pickup Tower in Illinois.

The tower is a 16-foot structure that functions like a high-tech vending machine and can fulfill online orders in less than a minute.

The tower went on display following last Friday's reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony.

To use the tower, customers simply choose from millions of items available on Walmart.com and select the Pickup option at checkout.

When the item arrives at the local store, an associate loads it into the Pickup Tower and the customer retrieves it by scanning a bar code sent to their smartphone.

Pickup Towers are the latest example of Walmart’s commitment to digital acceleration and innovation, as well as convenience, helping customers save time and shop however, whenever, wherever they want.

“The Pickup Tower pilot phase has been so successful Walmart is expanding it to additional locations across the country – and we’re proud to be the first in Illinois,” said Store Manager Steve Appleby. “And that’s just one of the exciting new things this store has to offer.”

Other store improvements include:

• State-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displays that allow customers to try laptops, tablets, mobile phones and more before purchase

• Completely refurbished pharmacy with new consultation room and additional service lanes

• Enhanced infant department with easier access to everyday essentials like diapers and formula

• Larger assortment of industrial and power tools in hardware

• New lighting in produce and wider aisles in grocery

• Increase from eight self-checkouts to 21

• Refreshed Walmart MoneyCenter to provide customers in-store access to a variety of financial services

• Hot ‘n Ready $5 pizzas added

“This remodel, along with our everyday low prices, represents our continued investment in Quincy,” said Appleby. “Listening to customers and incorporating the conveniences and experiences they want is what it means to be a store of the community.”

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