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#121 G-Man

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:09 AM

I want to go to that Amazon store in Seattle. It seems like the future to me. If they can do that on a grocery store level that would be amazing. Maybe they will lower the prices a bit at the same time.

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#122 Nparker

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:25 AM

...Maybe they will lower the prices a bit at the same time.

:lol:



#123 spanky123

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:20 AM

We already know what Amazon is doing in the grocery space because they have a prototype store.  https://www.amazon.c...ode=16008589011

 

What's better than self checkout?  No checkout.

 

Apparently the store breaks if there are more than 20 people in it. https://www.theverge...e-opening-delay

 

Should be fine for the Victoria WF however :-)


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#124 UDeMan

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:25 AM

Why are grocery stores so big?   Because they have tons of stock on the floor.  40 bags of one brand/flavour of chips, 300 jugs of milk, 40 buckets of ice cream.  How about Amazon uses its robotics to make stores smaller?  Robots stock the shelves faster (not normal shelves, these will be shelves that stock from below).  AND of course, the big one they already have at Amazon Go, you do not unload your cart all over again at the self-serve till.  You just leave the store, your SmartCart™ knows what you have.  

 

This reminds me of the model of Consumers Distributing.  Remember that store at Mayfair Mall?

Small store front and big warehouse at the back.  You put in your order and they ran back to grab it for you.



#125 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

This reminds me of the model of Consumers Distributing.  Remember that store at Mayfair Mall?

Small store front and big warehouse at the back.  You put in your order and they ran back to grab it for you.

 

I do remember that, it was kinda cool for smallish-sized electronics.



#126 Nparker

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:32 AM

This reminds me of the model of Consumers Distributing...You put in your order and they ran back to grab it for you.

Très innovative - n'est-ce pas?



#127 johnk

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:32 AM

^ Cash.
 
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#128 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:24 AM

It's how liquor is STILL sold in Ontario, lol!
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#129 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:25 AM

It's how liquor is STILL sold in Ontario, lol!

 

Beer I think, but yes.  Up the conveyor belt.  "Charlie, a 2-4 of Lucky please!"


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#130 johnk

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

It's how liquor is STILL sold in Ontario, lol!


Not for a long time, now, Mike. I think that was a political reward system. Otherwise unemployable offspring of connected types could be handed an unstressful, overpaying job for life with really good benefits.

#131 skeptic

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:06 PM

Not for a long time, now, Mike. I think that was a political reward system. Otherwise unemployable offspring of connected types could be handed an unstressful, overpaying job for life with really good benefits.


Possible, but I think it was mainly the puritanical attitude towards booze. I lived in Ottawa in the days when credit cards were not accepted at LCBO stores, and to purchase a bottle you filled out a piece of paper, handed it to the counter clerk with the cash, and he went into the back and returned with the bottle already in a plain brown paper bag. Very soviet-style.
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#132 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:18 PM

Not for a long time, now, Mike. I think that was a political reward system. Otherwise unemployable offspring of connected types could be handed an unstressful, overpaying job for life with really good benefits.


When I was in Ottawa last year that's excaxtly how I bought my beer.

Am I missing something?
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#133 Bingo

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:50 PM

When I was in Ottawa last year that's excaxtly how I bought my beer.

Am I missing something?

 

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