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Can You Drop This Off on Your Way Home? Walmart Tests Delivery by Store Employees

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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:24 PM
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Another opportunity for employees to make a little more money.The employees can opt to deliver up to 10 packages on their way home. This is to close the gap with the likes of Amazon. What could go wrong?


Walmart has a new idea for beating the high cost of shipping e-commerce packages – paying store employees to deliver them on their way home.

The program aims at using one of Walmart's biggest assets – more than a million U.S. store employees – to help close its big e-commerce sales gap with Amazon. Walmart has more than 4,700 stores, putting potential delivery nodes within 10 miles of 90% of the U.S. population.

In a test that launched a month ago in two stores in New Jersey and one in Northwest Arkansas, employees can opt in to deliver packages on their way home for extra pay. They use an app that offers opportunities to deliver up to 10 packages per commute.
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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Don't forget to "clock out" before you go home.

Wouldn't want to pay anyone the overtime they deserve, right?

This sounds like a hilarious lawsuit in the making.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom


What happens when someone gets hurt moving a BBQ grill out of their 1995 ford Taurus?

What happens when someone gets into an accident while delivering canned goods and fishing poles for Walmart. Does normal auto insurance cover this (no).

What happens .......



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Eh, they could just as easily make an ubee ripoff app that the employee uses on the commute home.

If it was networked with Google maps it would factor in traffic and other factors, make sure the employee wasn't taking to long, and during that journey they'd be on Walmarts insurance. Once the last package is delivered they're back on theirs.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
What happens when someone gets hurt moving a BBQ grill out of their 1995 ford Taurus?

What happens when someone gets into an accident while delivering canned goods and fishing poles for Walmart. Does normal auto insurance cover this (no).

What happens .......


What happens when they have a fixed income?

Capitalism is about taking risks.

Man up!


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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:40 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: seasonal


This sounds like a hilarious lawsuit in the making.


Or it could be the game changer they think it might be.
Of course some Walmart clown isn't going to deliver a BBQ grill in his Ford Taurus, Walmart hasn't gotten this far in their quest for world domination by being stupid.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

What Walmart insurance?



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: RazorV66

If this goes on full. I will make a pinkie bet there will be a BBQ dropped out of the trunk of a ford Taurus on a major highway. It will happen, because people are stupid.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:51 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: CriticalStinker

What Walmart insurance?



Employees are covered by their employers insurance while working.

Hence if you get hurt on the job you don't use your insurance.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: RazorV66

If this goes on full. I will make a pinkie bet there will be a BBQ dropped out of the trunk of a ford Taurus on a major highway. It will happen, because people are stupid.


It happens to large shipping companies too. I worked for one of the big ones and it was every couple of months. That's why there's insurance.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

For autos as well?

It did not go over that is the story.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Most likely, unless they find a way to make the employee a contractor when they leave. But that seems really tricky, I've never heard of an employee and a contractor. Pretty sure it's one or the other.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

It seems simple, but in the board room the paperwork on this little honey looks like a bill going through congress.

This is going to be interesting.

Also now Walmart employees also get more info about customers.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

no different then amazon employees or pizza delivery employees except they may find out what brand toilet paper you use



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 11:07 PM
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what`s wrong with using fedex or ups or even the U.S. postal service to delivery the packages?
oh that`s right americans are afflicted with the immediate gratification plague and they can`t wait a few days to get their cheap chinese made Walmart crap delivered.
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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: truthnlies

That is what our non criminal minds think.

I can imagine this could and will be used in many many un-thought of ways. The only thing Walmart needs to concern themselves with is if the lawsuits will not penalize more than profits.
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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

It is cheaper and faster to use employees.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 11:17 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


That is what our non criminal minds think.


I think your looking to far into it. Most of them could be employed by a delivery service if they work at Walmart.

Could someone do something stupid, sure. We all see the UPS and FedEx around Christmas, it's a small minority however. Most people have to pay their bills so they value their job.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 11:18 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Tardacus

It is cheaper and faster to use employees.


Faster yes, it wont be cheaper though. The large accounts they have with shipping give them a huge discount. They're paying a few dollars per package.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

If it wasn't cheaper would Walmart be doing this?




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