Curbside pickup has quickly become another “new normal” in the age of the coronavirus. It is safer, but only if you have no contact with the store employee.

“You let the grocery store worker put the groceries in your trunk, they close the trunk, you can pop the trunk from inside so you don’t need to get out of your car,” said Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonologist with Lenox Hill Hospital NYC.

“I think this is brand new for everyone, and retailers are struggling to find a way to accommodate consumers and they’ve gotta have problems with staffing, with logistics,” said Trae Bodge, a smart shopper who says she is unsurprised about some of the shopping snafus.

In similar statements, Target and Walmart said that due to the sudden increases in pickup orders and high demand, some orders have been forced to be canceled due to item availability.

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