As an employee of a large retailer, I would like to suggest this word of good shopping etiquette to consumers: Think before taking an item off the shelf.
It’s been amazing to me to see how much unwanted merchandise gets left throughout the store or at the checkouts because customers have had a change of mind.
Customers need to realize how much extra expense is involved in this frivolous practice. The store needs to have someone collect all this accumulated merchandise (and it’s a lot), sort it according to departments, deliver it to the appropriate and proper department and then have someone put it in its designated spot.
Merchandise in the long run would be cheaper if stores didn’t have to go through this pointless procedure and if customers would think before taking an item off the shelf.