Hicksville, NY (CBSNewYork) —The holiday shopping season is approaching, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists shopping in crowded stores as a high-risk activity.
So how do you safely navigate this year’s holiday shopping?
Curved side pickups have become the norm for many shoppers.
“How easy is this? You don’t even have to get out of the car,” Long Island resident Nancy Noufer told CBS2 Carolyn Guzov on Tuesday.
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This is a new common sense that will significantly change the look of this year’s holiday shopping.
“I don’t come to the mall, I just shop online,” said one.
“The store is too crowded. We are trying to stay free of COVID,” another said.
“Curveside pickup opportunities are a way to stay safe in the car. Shoppers can stay safe,” added Brian Byer of Blue Fountain Media.
Byer said he advises consumers who go to stores to be goal-oriented. Go in and out. Resist the urge to stay and browse. Think in terms of the season of savings. There is no time limit for sales to avoid Black Friday type store congestion.
Instead, Wal-Mart has launched three separate “best price” sale dates.
It’s already on sale at Hicksville’s Broadway Commons.
“It’s not just one day. We’re actually already selling Black Friday,” said Lily Pirkhamoshi, manager of Benny’s Jewelry.
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Retailers also manage the crowd creatively. The target has the ability to expand shopping reservations, book places in a row, and see if there are any rows in a row.
Contactless checkout eliminates the need to touch the scanning device.
“You can check out while walking. You can check out in the app,” says Byer.
More space is reserved for in-car delivery, and there’s artificial intelligence to manage the checkout outlines of mass retailers.
“If you have more than a few people in line, new people will automatically open and you will be in control of the crowd,” says Byer.
Also, when it’s time to return, be aware of the more generous return policy regarding the time required to return or return to the store.
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A retailer creative to keep holiday shoppers safe in the store – CBS New York
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