The year is 2018 and shoppers have become more than comfortable doing their shopping online instead of running out to the mall. After all, the prices may be cheaper online, you can possibly get free shipping, have a larger selection AND not have to deal with crowds or unfriendly store employees.
Knowing all of this, the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold NJ decided that it would make sense to pilot a program where customers would PAY $5 for premium parking spots creating yet another advantage for people to shop online instead.
Offiials from this Monmouth County NJ mall say that only the most premium (1% of all spaces) will have the $5 fee attached to the spaces. It would be an area that is portioned off from the rest of the parking lot with an attendant to monitor and collect the fees. In a survey being conducted by a local newspaper, more than 91% of the people voting said they would not pay the fee.
What do you think abou this decision by the Freehold Raceway Mall? Comment below. My thoughts are that people need to get more exercise. If you have to walk 300 more feet to get from your car to the building it will probably be a good thing.
Let me know what you think in the comment area below.