The Qless Blog

Nov 29

QLess a matter of public safety at retailers on Black Friday

A Walmart employee was tragically trampled to death on Black Friday by anxious shoppers standing in line to enter the store. The employee, a 34-year-old man, suffered “an undetermined death” when a “throng of shoppers … physically broke down the doors, knocking him to the ground.” Might have been different if the lines had been absent and QLess had summoned customers to enter one at a time using the QLess touchscreen-activated digital turnstiles. With QLess, nobody can cut the line, and so the rush is replaced by an orderly flow.