Shopping can be annoying with long lines and hard-to-find items. To fix this, stores like Walmart introduced self-checkout lanes and “Scan and Go” tech. But some people didn’t like it – they missed the personal touch and found it too much work.
Randy Parraz from Making Change at Walmart said customers shouldn’t do cashier work just because Walmart doesn’t want to pay. Walmart heard this and decided not to add more automation. Instead, they’ll hire more cashiers to make customers happy.
Walmart is now more committed to making customers happy and having meaningful talks. This teaches businesses a lesson: being efficient is good, but it’s also important to keep things positive, especially in a world that’s getting more automated. The human connection is still really important.