Carrefour keeps trying new things to deal with the shopping hoard that flows through its boundaries every day here in Shanghai. I mentioned a “basket-only line” idea a while back. I’m not sure when it disappeared, but it seems that idea is long gone. Lately I noticed another interesting idea:
The text reads:
如您前面有4人排队 If there are 4 customers waiting before you
请按键 Please press the button
减少您的等待时间是 Reduce your waiting time by every second in cashier line
我们的承诺 is our commitment
Decent idea, in theory, but the reason that button is so funny-looking is because the button is actually missing (presumably destroyed by all the constant frantic mashing it received).
Nice try, Carrefour.
Related: Shanghai Carrefour Showcase (2006)