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Walmart News: One Weird & One Probably Not Good News

The Probably Bad News for CARS/Toys Customers …

“Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting orders it places with suppliers this quarter and next to address rising inventory the company flagged in last month’s earnings report.”

But also for a company that makes about $1.5 BILLION in revenue every single day of the year, they sometimes can’t get out of their own way …

“Even as Wal-Mart seeks to clear its inventory, holiday merchandise is showing up early at stores in states including Illinois, Texas, California and Colorado, according to workers at those locations. Some of them said there is already insufficient room for existing merchandise, forcing them to put the seasonal goods out as soon as they arrive — about a month earlier than usual.

At a store in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 14, pallets of Christmas tree lights sat in the middle of an aisle beside dozens of unopened cardboard boxes of Halloween decorations.”

You can read the rest at Bloomberg.

Walmart also has a WEIRD plan …

Wal-Mart is thinking about getting in-store customers to deliver packages to online buyers.

So, if you would like to meet strangers and drop off their online order in your spare time, finally, you’re chance to play UPS delivery guy without any training!

I can see NO problems ever arising from this plan. Nope, none at all.

You can read the rest at Reuters.

If you think that’s a weird business plan, here’s an even weirder one.

LEFTOVER SWAP.

Yep, it’s EXACTLY what you think. Food leftover? Snap a pic on your smartphone and tradies with someone … or scan the app to see what leftovers you would like in your gullet.

I can NO problems ever arising from this plan also.

It is real but I have not personally tested this app. But hey, let us know what you scored! 🙂

Maybe Walmart can combine the two, while you’re dropping off a case of WD-40 some guy ordered, you might as well leave your extra taco and half a churro.

And you spent $110k on an MBA when you can have simply drunk 7 Red Bulls, not sleep for 4 days and shout out random business ideas! Silly you!

 

 

 

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26 September 2013 Media 9 Comments

9 Comments

  • danrio says:

    I live near Sacramento, CA. Cars and Planes die casts are either old or non existent.

    Christmas lights were on the shelf earlier this week and Christmas trees went on display today. I remarked to one of the associates “What, Halloween trees already?!” (I set her up for this one) She replied, “No sir, these are Christmas Trees.” My reply, “That’s even scarier; what happened to Halloween and Thanksgiving?”

    (MET: 😆 … yea, Thanksgiving? Oh, you mean pre-Black Friday setup day? 🙄 ).

  • brittanycenter2007 says:

    I HATE the idea of a stranger delivering my package to my house. I can honestly say that would stop me from ever ordering anything online from them again! I also feel kind of sick to my stomach at the thought of a stranger picking up some other strangers leftovers, yuck! Lol

  • Tom says:

    Last year they were keeping overstock in sea containers in the garden area.

  • John says:

    Christmas trees are up at two local Walmarts in Los Angeles. Its not that crazy, CostCo has always done seasonal about three months early.

  • carcollector6 says:

    Umm that is really weird… I’d never want my package delivered by John Doe they found in the toothpaste aisle or to trade my leftovers with him…

    Those leftovers are mine, dudes, don’t touch

  • John in Missouri says:

    Hi, I’m Clarice. Here’s the thread you ordered at Walmart.com. …hey, is that a moth?

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