Is there any solution to long lines in the grocery store.
More staff on the tills, I get really fed up standing in long lines in the supermarket when more than half the tills have no one working them. I get even more fed up when some girl exhorts me to use the self service station but the shop doesn't want to give me a discount for doing the job my self and therfore doing someone out of a job.
If it is available in your area, internet shopping. The fee is usually offset by what you would normally pick up that isn't on a shopping list. An impulse buy. Internet shopping is getting better. The picker, the one that chooses your groceries may put in alternatives if they don't have what you wanted.
If the alternatives aren't to your liking, you don't accept them. If your fruit/veg or meat, isn't the standard you would have selected, call the store. There are very good pickers who are just as choosy as you would be yourself.
I am not sure. One place I used to shop at tried to use a self checkout; but, still had long lines. I think that location closed down eventually. Maybe if the store actually used all of those registers during peak hours?
Sometimes I find that I wait in line longer when the store isn't as busy because they have less cashiers available. It just depends. Sometimes when the store is empty, the check-out is empty too. It's all about timing.
Unfortunately, stores are not paying to have as many cashiers on hand these days.
Perhaps, the real answer is to let management know how you feel. However, one person's voice may go unnoticied, a chorus is hard to ignore. Find like-minded people in your circles and start a campaign. It could be by email, twitter, or perhaps maybe even consider creating a facebook group that focuses on a particular store. It would take a little work and creativity, (and perhaps someone with the store manager's email address) you can make your VOICE loud, clear and decisive. I know that in this economy, most stores have had to cut back. However, what they fail to realize, is that they are truly shooting their ownselves in the proverbial foot. They faster they get customers through, the less customers that will leave because of the business (I have seen cars whip right back out of the store's parking lot with nothing to show for), and its obvious they will make less money this way. I am not saying they have to have an employee for ever register, but two or three more would make a difference. Perhaps maybe an incentive program for getting people through the line faster would be novel as well.
The only true solution, if you want to shop in person rather than online, is to go shopping at off-peak hours. Early in the morning, later in the evening, and on off days, not when the sales first start. Avoid weekends completely as much as you can, as that's when most people go!
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