We wanted to provide an update as we monitor COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our nation and on our Customers' business. First and foremost, we want to remind you that Shifter safety and well-being is our top priority. We recognize that our app is focused on retail stores where there are many people. We also understand that supplemental income may be helpful to many (especially now).
As such, we will continue to provide you that opportunity to Shift, but it is completely up to you if you want to leave your confines. If you do, we ask you to only to go out under the following circumstances:
- You decide that it is the right thing for you to do. There will be pins on the map for those who want them, but under no circumstances are we asking you to venture out if you are not comfortable with it. You should not see any push notifications or campaign emails from us. We recognize the sensitivity of this situation.
- You are feeling well. The most important thing you can do right now is to stay home if you’re feeling sick (and even if you are not).
- You maintain proximity from any other people you see (CDC recommends 6 feet or more) and do not intrude on anyone if you're photographing shelves or displays.
- Do not touch products in the store if you can avoid them.
We also want to provide a little insight as to what your data will be used for. The data you collect will help our clients understand where products are running out of stock, especially in times like these where products fly off the shelf so quickly, and prioritize routes for replenishment. This allows them to direct their focus and work with stores to ensure they have enough products to sell to areas that seem to be running low.
Given the above, we will continue to post Shifts across the country. We want to emphasize that this is ultimately your choice. Please complete these at your own discretion and comfort level and be sure to abide by any and all state and local guidelines. We encourage you to practice social distancing in stores and recommend you look to complete surveys for locations where you know you’re going to be at anyway. Please be extra careful and vigilant, and make the decision that is best for you and your families.
The most important piece here is your safety and we do not want you to feel obligated to Shift if you feel this will put you at risk in any way.
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