valerie wrote: Delivery through Walmart is usually by way of FedEx. It is one delivery person per
truck unless they are training another person, then it would be two. I don't think
they are allowed to take tips. There are people that may hand them a bottle of water
or something like that but really no need to.
Yes during the hot summer months
Though now with the pandemic deliveries are contact free.
But imagine if you place a large grocery order, I would think they would be shipped in boxes, not typical grocery bags
FedEx has a reputation of hurling boxes on your property - OK I know you have cameras so that might deter them
but if it is one person (the driver) I would think he would need several trips to deliver the boxes, if there is more than one. It would be nice if future properties had underground conveyor belts with a trap door above, the delivery would simply just slide in the grocery items on the conveyor belts that lead directly into your kitchen
OR in the future drones will just drop the packages down the chimney
The products are shipped in box's. Nothing different really then anything else you
would order. The other day I ordered two large packages of TP and an air fryer. It
all came in the same large box. Some times the order may come in more than one
box or even on separate days. It depends on the warehouse that is shipping that
product. Items are some times packed with crumpled paper or air bags.
But aren't these boxes HEAVY ? I see people order 60 inch TVs online, these are quite heavy, how does 1 driver carry these heavy boxes alone down the property, up the stairs, etc. As to air fryer interesting, I am researching that thinking about it, let me know if it is worth it, is it all hype ? safe ? etc.
Here is a real example for you. The past few days, at both Walmarts I went to, they
did not have a 9 volt rechargeable battery. I told my sister, I'll just order it online.
In this case, I might order the battery from Walmart online and I would order some
other items as well, to at least meet the $35 free shipping fee. Maybe vitamins, maybe
q-tips, maybe shampoo, maybe Kleenex, maybe maybe maybe. Whatever else I need
at the time. I don't need to touch those items in order to know what they are.
Whatever you do don't order those batteries on Amazon
There is a lot of counterfeit crap there, guess where they come from ? Yep you guessed right
By the way, I have never been inside a Costco. We don't have Costco in my area.
It's a club warehouse type of store, it's huge, you can buy basically anything there from food groceries to electronics, everything, and some items are much less expensive. With Costco you can buy larger version of items at lower prices than you would buying them individually elsewhere. For example, toilet paper packages are bigger. Detergent containers are bigger, if you like nuts, you can get bigger jars of nuts, then you have Costco's own brand Kirkland. For Kleenex you have a huge pack of them rather than buying them individually or small packs. They have a pharmacy, concessions, etc, you can make a big shopping trip at Costco it will cost you $$$ but you will have a bigger quantity, and it would cost you much less than buying the same quantity individually....you have to be a smart shopped though because it doesn't apply to all items.
If you don't mind buying in bulk and bigger packages, then Costco is a good place, it can save you frequent shopping trips. Cooking oil comes in a bigger package, if you buy salt, it comes in packs of 3, comes to less than buying individual. You can buy lettuce in bulk, produce, fruits, vegetables, and they have a fresh bakery section, cakes, pies, bread, a frozen section where you can buy boxes of breaded fish, chicken, chips, ice cream, even fruit cake,
anything you can imagine ! We have many Costco here and Walmart as well, I think we have pretty much everything.
Costco makes money on volume. Costco also has a generous return policy of 90 days on most items.
You have to stand outside at Lowes during a thunder storm. Once the lightning
strikes you, you have to pay Lowes for the hit.
I'm sure you meant LIGHTNING instead of LIGHTNING
see I did the same typo
Let's try again. LIGHTING !
I believe in good support. I really really really believe that ALL businesses should
have excellent support in place. I also believe any and all issues that arise, should
be fixed as soon as possible.
Company sites with paid mods I believe are companies where the forum is an integral part of the company and used as a support capacity. This is not the case here and on GPT, forums are just a perk, an addon for members, not an integral part of a company and not useful to a company, but it does not have to be this way, I think ALL GPT sites should make a forum an integral part of their business.
The way it has been handled around here since the take over, has been extremely
poor. I don't know why.
I'm surprised you wrote this - this is typical of acquisition Valerie. When you go from a mom & pop business or one man business into the realms of big business multi site operator, you will see day and night. Prodege is not unique in this, the horrible end-user support is an issue with a lot of businesses. Can't compare the service you get from a mom and pop business vs. big business, and even less a multi site operator which likely are using the same developers and support people for ALL their sites, so what you get is GENERIC support, if you can even call it support. I am not surprised as at all Valerie, I've gone through A LOT of acquisitions in my time online, and in ALL of those I have seen the same thing, things getting WORSE, not better - it gets better for the company ACQUIRING and of course the seller, but not at all for the company being acquired and its end users. I've been a member of Greenfield Online a GREAT survey panel in the day, before they were acquired by Toluna, support was top notch, surveys paid $5 minimum, most of them $25 or more. I won $100 twice in sweepstakes. I participated in many $50-$75 1 hour focus groups.......When Toluna acquired them it became garbage, Toluna's own panel was plagued with ridiculous policies, a $50 minimum cash out, POINTS, weeks to months to receive points after a survey closes, HORRIBLE support, very low paid surveys, I quit the direct panel eventually. Another example, Opinion Outpost, one of the best, $3-$10 surveys or more, great support, they were acquired one day by SSI, where things went downhill, horrible support, surveys most of the time < 70 cents....... There have been MANY acquisitions in the industry, I have not seen ONE worthy where I could say the site became better. As far as ySense vs. CS, yes the support is horrible, I do see very few improvements though, the survey to complete ratio is much higher here, as much as 4x, sadly, this does not translate into higher earnings, just less time going through survey invites, but the rates here are very low. The other improvements are PayPal and FAST payments, Unfortunately as far as surveys things are not CONSISTENT here, and everyone is not on the same playing field, it was more uniform on CS, here you are likely to have a few good months and the rest just horrible. I've had some of my best months here in the summer, really impressed, but I KNEW it would be short lived, unfortunately the rest of the year is bad generally, survey rates have gone lower and lower over time here. One thing though, things in the first few months of launch where better than I expected, despite the issues, it was frustrating to see that things got worse and worse over the months. If I had to compare ALL acquisitions I have gone through, I would say that ClixSense to ySense is the least of the worst - why because other acquisitions I have experienced have DRASTICALLY changed policies, look and operations. In the case of ySense they have retained a lot of CS's policies, looks and opportunities, with even some improvements in some areas, unfortunately, support is not one of them, in fact, support here is just as bad as what I have seen elsewhere, and unfortunately here earnings are not consistent month to month, too many off quota and junk invites lately, day after day, YET usually at this time of year I would have my best month, so far this month low 2 figures. So yeah on the positive side, CS to ySense is not as bad as other acquisitions I have seen BUT as far as earnings and surveys it has consistency issues and has more to go, a good balance of good and bad months is ideal, but when you have 3-4 good months and the rest is horrible, it means overall things are bad........those few months do not make up for all the bad months. On CS, year after year things were consistent, BUT on CS it took MORE clicks to get completes so MORE time - but higher earnings, though I have seen some very bad months on CS too, especially in 2019, things were getting really bad on CS, and I would attribute this to the site focusing on acquisition and may have already integrated some of it.
You know how much money I have made here this Nov?
I think I've done $0.05 cents worth. It's a turn off. Plain and simple. There is too
many errors for me. My motivation has been null in regards to doing surveys/offers
here. Why? Too many errors. Dupe ID's. Dead Surveys. Boots. Bad Track.
Low Reward. No Reward. Incorrect Reward.
Wow I am shocked, do I have more motivation and will to work through the hard times, impossible, what's wrong ?
Seriously working here on a daily basis is a major headache, motivation is destroyed when I go through the JUNK here, I would have quit ages ago, but something keeps me trying, because I have gotten many GREAT surveys lately, and the dupe IDs has never been an issue for me, it's just time consuming and annoying, and it's ironic but I had higher earnings with the dupe ID bug than I do now, it's just so annoying to scroll through 500 duplicate sand sift through all the off quota crap. I perfectly understand what you mean by loss of motivation, but still you should be able to earn more than 5 cents
I would be shocked that Canadians are earning more, US have a lot of opportunities here more than anybody, yes a lot of surveys are low paid, but there are usually some higher paid ones on the list, I see a few of them from Samplicious and YS, PeanutLabs, etc, as far as dupe IDs the issue seems resolved for the most part now, dead surveys, yeah, not the majority, MORE so this month, but luckily not most, boots yeah even on CS it was an issue, bad track, hmmm, extremely rare lately, I've had issues with 2 unpaid surveys recently but again this month has been hectic, previous months were good. The amount of off quota and bad surveys are higher this month compared to previous months. As to low reward, I've had a few months of mostly high rewards surveys, did a few $10 surveys in the past months on consumer / shopping / specific topics, which was a shock. As to incorrect reward, the only time I have seen an incorrect reward here was Opinion World. That's why I said there is inconsistency here, you can see a few months of great results followed by months of pure crap, I think the HOPE of a good cycle is what keeps me here, that and I have nothing else - one thing that also keeps me here is the interesting surveys I take, I have taken many interesting surveys lately where I judged different packaging on food and beverage, I don't know if this site partners with a provider, but I see many of these kinds of surveys here that I did not see on CS, and they frequently release surveys, unfortunately, not enough to maintain high 3 figure earnings for 12 months
But I always enjoy answering those surveys, I just wish to see more consistency in pay rates and the off quota surveys removed from the list.
This month has been busy for me offline and online with other things. But I do what
I say I will do and moderate the forums every day. I'll continue to do so until next
Don't forget to drop by and tell us about your Walmart experiences or share some stories, insight, to keep discussions alive
Yeah if I find a better opportunity, like I did in 2016-2018 freelance, 4 figure a month, I would definitely focus my time elsewhere, BUT I never completely closed the doors to CS, it's just I was not focused into tasks and surveys, and posted less frequently on forum, but still did, glad I did not close the doors, I've been seriously hurt and betrayed by the company I helped and worked for for 4+ years by 3 evil people, people should never close doors, sometimes the grass may be greener on the other side, but it may hide some nasty snakes.
My main goal is to find better earning opportunity and REMOTE work, but I will always be on this site to some capacity for nostalgia, but I want to somehow shift away from ALL focus on surveys, I don't know how things will evolve around here, will things get better or not I am slowly losing hope, they keep adding ridiculous earning opportunities, I mean offer walls with ridiculous offers, one time offers, low pay, and this new 5 cent for receipt thing is not something that is too interesting, unless someone is a frequent shopper and has loads of recent receipts, but if you have the kind of money to shop A LOT to get loads of receipts to earn well, you would not be here. The lack of new routers is the issue, many good routers went out of business (LiveSample was one of them) many routers stopped delivering surveys through survey networks (GlobalTestMarket), these 2 were some of the high paid routers. $1.25 x4 times daily for GTM, and $1 x 2 daily LiveSample......I expect in coming years other routers to fold and new acquisitions, more lower rates, etc.
I am honestly not shocked to see members here earn 5-6 figures, or who earned that much since day 1 of CS........certainly not from tasks and surveys, those are top affiliates, if people could earn $100k from surveys, many would quit their day job)s)