I like to think when I walk into a retail store that I’m going to walk in, stride over to what I need, check out, and go home.
Rarely does it go that smoothly.
Retail stores know how to entice. Their shelves and displays, with their temptations, sale signs, and ever-changing inventory, pull me in and before I know it, I’m in a shopper’s daze.
Costco is fiercely adept at this retail game: they constantly move products around; provide no signage, forcing wayward wandering; go big on seasonal displays; and eliminate products with enough randomness to suggest the idea of future scarcity. Must. Buy. Now.