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ASOS Is Considering Offering A Parcel Option To Disguise Your Shopping Obsession
By Izza Sofia, 23 Oct 2020
Image via Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com
Shopaholics are encouraging ASOS to consider the addition of an “alibi” option at the point of checkout to disguise their spending sprees.
The clothing retailer took to Facebook to ask customers if the website should provide an option to allow purchases to be labeled as “prizes.” On top of that, ASOS suggested including a message of “congratulations on winning this item” being printed on the clothing packages to enable customers to sneak their parcels past disapproving family members.
The idea came up when a customer shared a screenshot of another retailer offering a similar option. Posting on Twitter, @bidders99 wrote, “Please tell me you are considering this.” The screenshot showed a cart with US$53.94 worth of goods in it and a checkbox that read, “Do you need an alibi in your package, in the form of ‘Congratulations on winning this item?’”
ASOS then shared the photo on its Facebook page, asking followers, “Do we need this?” The post drew hundreds of comments from its loyal customers, urging the website to add the option on its site. “I’ve never seen a shopping tick box more dedicated to me!” a shopper commented.
However, some users pointed out that it would be suspicious to be “winning” prizes from the site all the time.
“I would only raise suspicion when I win something 72 times a week,” a user wrote. Another joked, “I would go from never winning anything in my life to prizes at least five days a week.”
[via Tyla, cover image via Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com]
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