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Instacart Shopper Sparks Controversy On TikTok Following Excessive Demands

A recent TikTok video had users in a frenzy over one customer’s tedious Instacart demand. According to a screenshot posted by TikTok user Violetta Le’Mone (@_instaqueen_), one Instacart customer posted a series of commands to be followed by a shopper. The screenshot listed requirements such as a mandatory image of cooling bags prior to shopping, banning the shopper from batching the order, and live updates by the shopper throughout the grocery spree. “Please send me a photo of your insulated cooling bags in your shopping cart IMMEDIATELY before shopping otherwise I will call Instacart promptly and cancel this order to reschedule with a different shopper. If you don’t have the insulated cooling bags or enough of them to keep my food items temperature-controlled, or you do not have the insulated cooling bags, but only plan on using them during delivery then DON’T PICK UP MY ORDER,” the note read. Violetta Le’Mone added she did not pick up this order. Since the video’s initial posting...

Feb 7, 2022

Twitter To Test Out Its Livestream Shopping Platform With Jason Derulo As Host

Twitter is set to launch its very own primetime shopping show! According to TechCrunch, the social media app will test out its live shopping format for the first time ever featuring products from Walmart with host, Jason Derulo. Customers will have the chance to watch the livestream while simultaneously checking out any products as they are mentioned. Set to launch just ahead of Cyber Week, Twitter’s first-ever shoppable livestream is an effort to continue to expand its e-commerce initiatives. It will also further Walmart’s commitment to live shopping events via social media platforms, which also include TikTok and YouTube. “On November 28, Walmart will kick off a Cyber Deals live event on Twitter, where users will be able to watch a live broadcast, shop the featured products, and join the conversation around the event by posting tweets,” TechCrunch reports. Hosted by musician-turned-creator, Jason Derulo, the event will include him introducing the audience to deals in apparel,...

Nov 24, 2021