HOW THE SAFETY MALL DISTRIBUTION
CONCEPT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY
by William B. Trescott
Safety Malls will be very different from other stores.
You will already own the goods you are going there to pick up. Safety
Malls will be like post offices for food and other goods you order over the
internet. The Safety Mall distribution system will be an "externet"—a
physical manifestation of the internet.
DO YOUR SHOPPING IN SHIPPING CONTAINERS
In the future, whenever you watch a commercial on TV or
surf the web, you will be given a chance to order goods by simply clicking
a button. The goods you order will be delivered into your local Safety
Mall. You can add staples like milk and cheese to your regular shopping
list so that they will be delivered every week automatically without any
need to reorder them. Each safety mall will have its own website where
local farmers will be able to offer locally grown produce at huge discounts.
By avoiding middlemen, farmers will be able to earn more and at the same
time save you money. You will know where your food was grown, who grew
it, and what chemicals were used in its production.
Each morning before the store opens, managers will prepare
containers that arrive during the night so you can come inside to pick up
your goods. Safety Mall containers will have light fixtures so you
can see to find your things.
Containers will be filled with shelving units made up
of stacks of bins blocking the center aisle that must be moved into the store.
Plugging an air hose into the bottom bin of each stack will allow managers
to slide the entire stack over the dock plate on a cushion of air without
the need for dangerous material handling equipment like pallet jacks and
fork lifts that might injure small children. The location of every
item you order will be recorded in the computer by dock number, bay number,
and bin number. Stacks will be parked in numbered rectangular bays
painted on the floor.
At checkout, a computer will compare the weight of the
items on your shopping list to the items in your shopping cart without the
need to tediously scan every individual item.
The most common injury in the retail
industry is lower back pain resulting from heavy lifting. The reason
Safety Malls are called Safety Malls is that they are designed to minimize
such injuries. While not all heavy lifting can be avoided, the large
Safety Mall bins are designed to be lifted only by two people working together
so the weight can be carried close to their bodies. If you cannot find
someone to help you lift your bin, sign up for home delivery and a
delivery person will bring your goods right over for a small fee.
If you would like to learn more about the day to day operation
of a Safety Mall, read
THE SAFETY MALL MANAGER'S MANUAL
, 1000 CHURCHES
, BUS 2000
, HOURS OF SERVICE PROPOSAL
SAFER TRUCK BILL,
, SAFETY TRUCK
, TRUCKER'S BILL OF RIGHTS