ARTICLES BY MEGAN ZIELINSKI
Amazon’s Launches Prime Now, An Hourly-Based Delivery Service
Amazon is getting products into customer’s hands even faster with the introduction of Prime Now—an hourly-based delivery service for Prime members to enjoy, receiving necessities from a nearby Amazon distribution center in their region in just hours upon ordering.
Lowes Connecting With Millennials With Video
Lowes is connecting to consumers through trending social media channels, launching instructional DIY videos through Vine and creating easy-to-follow time-lapsed videos using Instagram’s Hyperlapse app.
Amazon’s Same-Day Christmas Eve Delivery
All Amazon customers who are still in the process of searching for the perfect holiday gifts with Christmas just days away can anticipate to have it delivered before Santa makes his annual stop—with extended shipping opportunities this holiday season, Amazon is allowing all procrastinating gift-givers to receive their orders just in time for it to be nicely wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree.
Banana Republic Partners To Deliver Free Shipping, Same-Day Delivery, And More
Banana Republic is offering exclusive incentives to last minute shoppers beginning December 17 through December 22 at “The Procrastinator’s Event”—the Gap Inc. brand has partnered with local services such as Curb, Deliv, SHYP, and TaskRabbit to help make the holidays an enjoyable experience for customers shopping from Banana Republic through all channels.
Staples Incentives Customers To Ship From Stores
Staples announced from now until December 23, customers have the opportunity to enjoy 20 percent off when shipping their gifts from Staples locations, along with a variety of packaging options to choose from that best suits the size and shape of items being shipped.
Amazon Fulfilling Holiday Orders With Robotic Technology
Just in time for the hustle of the holiday season, Amazon is making sure they are well-positioned to satisfy all customers this year with the grand opening of the newest eighth-generation fulfillment center, featuring state-of-the-art mechanical and software innovations, advanced vision technology, and a staff of robotic “elves” working at speeds that far surpass their human counterparts.
Verizon’s Smart Stores Foster Mobile Lifestyles
On November 15, Verizon Wireless will open their doors at its newest Destination Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago—the nation’s largest interactive store to feature the most up-to-date Verizon 4G LTE devices and technologies.
Toys “R” Us Implementing New Omni-Channel Services For Holiday
Toys “R” Us is once again inviting customers to scoop up hot doorbuster deals and exclusive savings as early as 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, along with launching services for in-store, online, and mobile customers to help them find the perfect toys for the young ones on their list.
Staples Starting Black Friday Savings Early By Launching Convenient Omni-Channel Services
Staples is rolling out Black Friday deals a week before the official holiday shopping season begins. In-store, online, and mobile shoppers will have access to exclusive offers beginning Monday, November 16 up until Monday following the Black Friday weekend. Staples will also be welcoming Thanksgiving shoppers into select stores to snag early Black Friday savings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Home Depot Launches “Home Depot Delivers” To Fulfill Same-Day Shipping
Home Depot will begin introducing “Home Depot Delivers.” to convenience customers with same-day shipping. The new distribution fulfillment centers (DFCs) will dramatically increase the number of orders Home Depot can ship the same day they are received, which significantly expands the number of orders the retailers will be able to deliver within two days or less.