The QLess Blog

QLess a matter of public safety at retailers on Black Friday

Nov 29 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Retail

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.--Alex

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Become a QLess fan on Facebook

Nov 29 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Announcements

Just go to the Qless facebook page for special photos, videos and other fans.

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Queuing psychology: Can waiting in line be fun?

Nov 20 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Insights

The answer, from this CNN article published today about MIT Prof. Larson's studies of queueing: Not really, not if you have to stand in line. But if you free your customers to roam freely while they wait, notifying them when you're ready for them on their cell phones, the fun knows no limits. Check out QLess today!

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A QLess restaurant

Nov 17 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Other Industries

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