Believe me, I have considered home delivery from online shopping many times, but cause my mum's a technophobe, so we don't use any means of online shopping, nor use a bank card of any sort tied into anything other than a savings account. Otherwise we probably would've been doing it long ago.
I feel that online shopping is less fun, cause you don't get to immerse yourself in the actual activity, and like buses, I've always loved pushing trolleys around
but I do understand what the point of it is, it's easier and I guess cheaper and less time consuming.
We do already have a trolley, but mum and I only use it for emergencies for when we're carrying something big, or if she's shopping by herself. Otherwise I use my old shopping method of carrying 2-4 shopping bags on my bikes handle bars - probably a shopping method I should go back to.
Often places outside the carpark are overlooked so they just need someone to push and remind them that trolley return bays exist at taxi ranks and bus stops/interchanges.
I've been saying to my mum the past few years (and maybe it should've been something I should've suggested long ago), to putting some sort of proximity or gps device on the trolleys so an alarm goes off on the trolley or the shop managers can see where the trolleys are if they go outside of the shopping/center areas. Something not too complex, but something that works in a way that the hidden barcode on the baskets work (the one that sets the alarms off if you try taking a basket out of a store).
Think it was 20c back then.
Dayam, if it were more like that now, I think I'd be somewhat happier.
I do remember Dan Murphy's trolleys always having the pay lock on them back to 1997, I think they removed them a couple years ago (till now) but they were $1/$2 ones too.