ShopRunner, a company that offers two-day shipping across a network of retailers, is debuting a new service, PickupPoints, which allows consumers to receive packages from purchases made online at local stores in their area. The company's service offers an Amazon Prime-like unlimited, free two-day shipping service from a number of online retailers with no minimum order size. The company's network includes Lord & Taylor
, Toys"R"Us, Sports Authority, GNC, drugstore.com, Borders, PetSmart and Newegg.com....
More Suggested Content:
What Last Year’s Retail Trends Mean for 2012
January 17, 2012
From ROI Report
In a presentation she delivered at the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo in New York City yesterday, Forrester Research's Vice President and Principal Analyst Sucharita Mulpuru reviewed four retail trends her firm identified from the recently completed holiday shopping season, along with what the findings will mean for retailers looking to get ahead in the new year.
Google Eyes Shipping Network to Compete with Amazon Prime
December 3, 2011
The Wall Street Journal said Google is planning to launch a shipping service to compete with Amazon Prime. Google's service would let consumers shop for goods from online retailers in its network and receive orders within one day for a low fee. Amazon's optional Prime membership program costs $79 for a year of free 2-day shipping, or 1-day shipping for $3.99 per item. The Google service described by the Journal sounds similar to ShopRunner, and the revelation may have analysts wondering why eBay gave away majority control of ShopRunner when it acquired its parent company GSI Commerce. The Wall