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    Let'em in on [Friday]

    Isn't this exactly the thing Amazon tried and then hit pause on because it's kind-of dumb?

    Waitrose is to test a delivery service which will allow drivers to enter a customer's home while they are out, and put their groceries away.

    The trial uses smart lock technology to allow customers to set an access code for their door lock which is deleted when the delivery is complete.

    The pilot starting later this month will involve 100 homes in south London.

    Profit margins on home deliveries are thin, and one analyst said the aim was to boost loyalty and profitability.
    Richard Lim, chief executive of consultancy Retail Economics, said his own research showed a "surprisingly high proportion" of people would be happy to allow drivers access to their homes when they were not there.
    The only thing "surprisingly high" there is anyone who thinks allowing strangers to rummage about in your house & belongings unsupervised isn't inevitably going to be abused.

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    People who order from waitrose have loads of nice shit to steal as well. Sounds like a great idea.
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    It is absurd that we are capable of witnessing a 40,000 year old system of gender oppression begin to dissolve before our eyes yet still see the abolition of a 200 year old economic system as an unrealistic utopia.

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    Don't Waitrose customers have servants to do this sort of thing?

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    Not since austerity. We really were all in it together.
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    It is absurd that we are capable of witnessing a 40,000 year old system of gender oppression begin to dissolve before our eyes yet still see the abolition of a 200 year old economic system as an unrealistic utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Not since austerity. We really were all in it together.
    Those poor people, they've really sacrificed a lot

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    Im on a booooooaaaaatttt wheeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparq View Post
    Isn't this exactly the thing Amazon tried and then hit pause on because it's kind-of dumb?

    Waitrose is to test a delivery service which will allow drivers to enter a customer's home while they are out, and put their groceries away.

    The trial uses smart lock technology to allow customers to set an access code for their door lock which is deleted when the delivery is complete.

    The pilot starting later this month will involve 100 homes in south London.

    Profit margins on home deliveries are thin, and one analyst said the aim was to boost loyalty and profitability.
    Richard Lim, chief executive of consultancy Retail Economics, said his own research showed a "surprisingly high proportion" of people would be happy to allow drivers access to their homes when they were not there.
    The only thing "surprisingly high" there is anyone who thinks allowing strangers to rummage about in your house & belongings unsupervised isn't inevitably going to be abused.
    I mean, we let strangers come pick us up and 2am when we are wasted and drive us home. We let strangers bring us food to our houses, where 500 years ago, having some poor fucker to taste your food was a sign of station...

    IDK. If the company is bonded, etc, it can work out. What this does mean though, is that you can bet those employees will have the equivalent of the body cavity background check and ongoing monitoring of credit, bodily fluids and other aspects of life in order to keep the insurance costs down.
    meh

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