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USA Today reports that “in the rush to compete in the new era of online shopping, Home Depot is joining other chains in modifying its stores to make them more convenient for those who buy on the website … that means installing lockers near the front of its stores. Those who order merchandise from home are directed to the rows of orange boxes, where they unlock the designated one and then leave without having to seek assistance from an employee.”

The story notes that “Home Depot hopes to have lockers in all its stores within three years,” as a response to the fact that “45 percent of Home Depot’s online orders (are) picked up at stores.”
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