A recent article in The Washington Post discussed how Walmart, in an effort to cut delivery costs, is allowing employees to volunteer to deliver packages from the store to customers' homes.

This is called 'the last-mile' in a delivery, and for many companies, it is the most expensive part of the process.

Here's the cost-cutting idea hatched by Walmart executives: Trucks deliver goods to the store closest to a package's final destination, then store employees can volunteer to deliver up to 10 packages a day after their shift is over, in exchange for compensation including overtime pay.

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