“’I see a path to where this is crowd-sourced,’ Joel Anderson, chief executive of Walmart.com in the United States, said in a recent interview with Reuters. Wal-Mart has millions of customers visiting its stores each week. Some of these shoppers could tell the retailer where they live and sign up to drop off packages for online customers who live on their route back home, Anderson explained. Wal-Mart would offer a discount on the customers’ shopping bill, effectively covering the cost of their gas in return for the delivery of packages, he added.”
— The world’s biggest (and worst) retailer has a wonderful plan to get its poor customers to drive to Walmart.com customers’ houses and drop off their garbage Wal-Mart purchases. It’s crowdsourcing! (Everybody can officially never use that stupid term again now, right?)
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