If you can't hit the mall without picking up a few impulse buys, then you might want to take advantage of a new service that allows you to shop without stepping foot in any store. Curbside is a service that allows you to pick up anything from a mall or individual store without ever leaving the car, which means you can say goodbye to dropping major bills on things you don't need. Now, Curbside is looking to become a permanent fixture with its new "Pickup Pods" - and it could change the face of shopping forever.
Here's how Curbside works: You browse for your desired item on the app, and, when ready, select it. The product will be ready in 40 minutes or less and you can swing by the Curbside station in order to pickup your product and go. Now, Curbside is moving in to malls permanently: the company's hope is that their Pickup Pods will be as ubiquitous in malls as Apple Stores and soft pretzels. Curbside is currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York/New Jersey area, and the Glendale Galleria in Southern California, with hopes for company expansion in the near future.
Curbside is certainly a great idea, and is perfect for when you're running late and want to avoid massive mall lines. But would I use Curbside in my everyday life? I'm thinking not - I just love shopping too much to give up on the process entirely. And heck, without ever going into the mall, where am I going to get my soft pretzel?