ShopRunner Takes On Amazon With Local Delivery System For Online Retail Purchases

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November 12, 2012 by yamakashi

TechCrunch

ShopRunner, a company that offers two-day shipping across a network of retailers, is debuting a new service today, 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, inc., Borders, PetSmart and Newegg.com.

PickupPoints is a nationwide network of retail store locations where consumers can chose to pick up packages that have been ordered online.

With PickupPoints, ShopRunner aims to help those Americans who don’t necessarily want to or cannot receive deliveries at their home. The program, which is initially launching in Philadelphia, allows users to pick up purchases from approximately 100 locations at Toys“R”Us, 7-Eleven stores and Olly Shoes.

“These results demonstrate the huge opportunity…

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