Toilet Paper Shortage of December 2020: Walmart Resume Customer Counting

by Promise O.

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, many things have not been the way it used to be. Toilet paper shortage has become the order of the day in the US whereby people are buying up toilet paper with the fear that there may be a scarcity of toilet paper in the State.

This website has covered various blog posts regarding the trending #toiletpapershortage such as what toilet paper shortage is all about, the cause of toilet paper shortage, and alternatives to toilet paper shortage.

Toilet paper shortage of 2020 started on the last days of November and extended to December 2020 when people in the United States began to buy up all the toilet paper in stores for fear of its scarcity. The reason for that was, after the 2020 presidential elections in the US, the country began to see another rise of coronavirus in some cities.

In my last blog post, I mentioned that even as of November, some cities in the US, such as New York and New Jersey, were still observing a curfew, which proves that the city is yet to get rid of coronavirus.

However, on November 14, 2020, Walmart began customer counting on all their stores across the nation with the hope of addressing the toilet paper shortage.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time Walmart has done this. Back in April 2020, they started the customer counting to avoid running out of toilet paper. What this means is, when a buyer wants to buy toilet paper, the buyer will have a stipulated number of toilet paper to buy. It’s no longer possible to walk into Walmart and buy any quantity of toilet paper you desire.

Be that as it may, apart from the fact that Walmart is trying to curtail the shortage of toilet paper in the State, they are also doing this because they have low supplies of toilet paper and cleaning products. They want to keep a very close eye on the availability of toilet paper to avoid what happened in the past from repeating itself.

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