6 Ways to Make In-Store Shopping Better
Online shopping has fundamentally changed how we purchase almost everything. Sometimes we don't want to wait for shipping. In these cases, we travel to a local shop for when we absolutely need something right now. This is usually for food, but sometimes for other things as well. The following are ideas that I believe would make in-store shopping better (for me at least).
1. Adopt Self-Checkout, Especially for Customers Buying 10 or Fewer Items
Many stores are short staffing cashiers anyway, so may as well.
2. Be Able to Check Online to See What’s in Stock Before Going to the Store
The inventory would probably be tracked and updated as items are scanned at checkout.
3. Have the Prices on the Shelf Actually Match the Price Paid at the Register
You're going to pay the sales tax on your items anyway, so why shouldn't the store be upfront about what you're actually going to pay and include tax on the price labels?
4. Play Muzak at Stores Again Instead of Top 40 Radio
This is the instrumental background music that used to play in stores everywhere, at least in the United States.
5. Stop Putting So Many Items Behind Glass or Under Locks That I Have to Ask an Employee to Open
I understand that petty theft is on the rise, but if I have to go through so much hassle just to buy a tube of toothpaste, I'd rather order it online. If a store is going to assume that I'm a criminal, I will not patronize that store if I can help it.
6. Put Hooks in Front of Shopping Carts for Me to Hang My Wagon off of Again
Why did they stop doing this?