OpenTable desires to allow you to reserve buying occasions at supermarkets to assist lower overcrowding and make shops safer for consumers.
OpenTable’s new software will mean you can select a vacant time slot or be a part of a waitlist at partnered supermarkets and different important companies, very similar to organising a reservation at a restaurant. Presently, solely six grocery shops round Los Angeles and San Francisco are utilizing the brand new characteristic, however OpenTable informed The Verge it’s in “energetic talks with different nationwide grocers/retailers.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a major pressure on grocery shops. As an important store, they’ll obtain a excessive quantity of consumers, which will be harmful for a lot of people and might enhance the chance of spreading the virus. Some companies, corresponding to Walmart, have imposed special shopping hours to permit individuals over the age of 60 to come back in and store one hour early earlier than opening formally for the general public. OpenTable’s software may assist alleviate the excessive quantity of consumers, whereas additionally offering a safer surroundings for consumers choosing up important family staples, if it may possibly get extra shops (and prospects) to make use of it.