Electronics e-tailer Newegg announced that it is testing a same-day delivery service starting in Los Angeles. With rival Amazon increasing its own same-day delivery coverage, it's as good a time as any for Newegg to get the ball rolling.
“Testing same-day delivery for our LA-based customers is something we’ve been excited about for many months,” said Soren Mills, Chief Marketing Officer of Newegg North America. “If all goes as planned, we will expand into new delivery areas.”
Customers completing orders by 11:00 AM can select a "Local Express" delivery option for eligible products. They will then get their products before 6:00 PM.
The company has a new fleet of delivery vehicles branded with "Newegg Express" to carry out the service.
"For many customers, the ability to have a product delivered the day it’s ordered is important and, in some cases, it’s a determining factor when deciding where to buy," Newegg said. "For this reason, same-day delivery is quickly becoming the gold standard of online retail. Newegg is piloting same-day delivery in the Los Angeles area to meet this evolving customer need."
Earlier this year, Newegg debuted an Amazon Prime-style "Peremier" club - a subscription service offfering expedited shipping, exclusive deals, etc. That costs customers $49.99 a year.
In June, the company announced the launch of a new B2B marketplace called NeweggBusiness, serving as a third-party channel to connect B2B buyers and sellers, and focusing on product selection and competitive pricing.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced the expansion of its own same-day deliver services into six more cities.
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