July 17, 2009

QuicKART 2000 - No Big Whoop


We admit we don't get out much these days, especially to mega stores, so when we saw this QuicKART 2000 at Target attached to a bunch of shopping carts, we had to check it out. The collector/security guard at the store let us take a picture of this robotic gadget that didn't seem to do much in the parking lot. Apparently you are supposed to lead it and it does the work, but he was pushing the sucker for all it was worth. Once it reached inside the doors, it shoved about one hundred carts a few feet in. That was it.

We expect that Target believes the hype that the company claims, that it reduces risk of injury, and employee turnover, faster recycle time of carts and an overall 50% productivity increase. After watching the rather puny employee struggle with it, we think that instead of spending a couple of thousand on the timesaver waster, they could throw a picnic for the employees or get them some decent health care.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 17, 2009 8:56 AM
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