Goal: Encourage revised shipping procedures that better conserve natural resources
These days, online shopping is becoming more and more popular. For some people, the main draw is the convenience of being able to shop from the comfort of their own homes. For others, the main benefit is the money they save by price-shopping online, and not having to pay for gas to drive to the store. The popular retail store Walmart offers the convenience of online shopping to their customers. However, their shipping procedures leave a lot to be desired.
Walmart.com offers customers the chance to have thousands of products shipped right to their home. Being a superstore, Walmart allows customers to purchase many different types of products all in one place. However, Walmart’s current shipping procedures are not currently conducive to this kind of shopping. Walmart does not offer convenient grouping of shipments. More often than not, despite the fact that you can purchase many different types of products on its website, Walmart stores ship each item out individually instead of shipping orders out all together. This is not only inconvenient for the customer, as it forces them to have to wait for multiple shipments to arrive, but is also a waste of resources such as packaging material and gas.
Walmart’s sustainability statement on its corporate website states that employees strive to uphold environmental goals such as “to create zero waste” and “to sell products that sustain people and the environment.” However, Walmart does not seem to strive to accomplish these goals across all aspects of its business, including its shipping procedures. Cardboard boxes are made from trees. The destruction of the world’s forests is a huge environmental issue that is only being made worse by companies who are frivolous with paper products. Please ask Walmart to consider both its customers and the environment, and to revise their current shipping procedures to better conserve natural resources.
Online shipping is very popular these days. The sustainability statement on Walmart’s corporate website states that employees strive to uphold environmental goals such as “to create zero waste” and “to sell products that sustain people and the environment.” However, your current shipping procedures do not stand up to these goals and are also not convenient to customers.
Walmart.com offers customers the convenience of being able to shop for thousands of different products from their own homes. However, you do not offer convenient grouping of shipments, as you commonly ship each item out individually. This is both an inconvenience to the customer and a waste of resources. Cardboard boxes are ultimately made of trees. The destruction of the world’s forests is a huge environmental issue that Walmart is unfortunately helping to perpetuate.
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