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Wal-Mart (WMT) is considering a radical plan in which store customers would deliver packages to...

Wal-Mart (WMT) is considering a radical plan in which store customers would deliver packages to online buyers. The move - essentially renting out space in customers' cars as delivery vehicles - would put the retailing behemoth squarely in the middle of the "crowd-sourcing" phenomenon in which people casually rent out a spare room, a car, or even an article of clothing. The initiative is only in the "brain-storming stage" with a variety of legal and regulatory hurdles needing to be cleared before the retailer could proceed.
Comments (3)
  • OK NOW I KNOW THEY HAVE LOST IT!!! First the locker thing and now this. What they think these customers will actually deliver the packages???? I sure hope they aren't big screen TV's Do they plan to have any screening process for these customer rentals? I sure hope they only plan to pay them no more than they pay their employees.
    28 Mar 2013, 09:55 AM Reply Like
  • I would not be surprised at all of this worked for Walmart, with a large portion of the customer base they have with lower income many people I believe would hop on this opportunity. Definitely interesting and something to watch!
    28 Mar 2013, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • I love the photo with the person standing there with the skateboard waiting for their package to deliver. I hope they pay the skateboard dude less than someone using gas in thei vehicles. Will they pay by the mile or tennis show wear??????
    28 Mar 2013, 12:39 PM Reply Like
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