CVS Pharmacy introduces free, same-day delivery service in Manhattan

CVS Pharmacy introduces free, same-day delivery service in Manhattan

 

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) introduced free, same-day delivery for prescriptions and certain over-the-counter items in Manhattan this week. The new free delivery service makes it easier for customers to save time and stay healthy. Free, same-day delivery in Manhattan is one of CVS Pharmacy’s national network of delivery solutions. Same-day delivery in additional cities and next-day, nationwide delivery will be launching in early 2018.

“Free, same-day prescription delivery gives customers the option of having the pharmacy they trust deliver right to them at their homes or work in Manhattan,” said Helena Foulkes, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. “Delivery is another way that we can meet our customers wherever, however and whenever they want in order to make healthcare easier.”

This week, CVS Pharmacy began offering delivery service from all locations in Manhattan. Prescriptions and the option of adding a selection of over-the-counter products can be delivered directly from CVS Pharmacy in secure tamper-proof packaging right to the customer’s door to assure complete privacy. Over-the-counter items that can be added to a prescription delivery include popular items to treat cough, cold and flu symptoms, along with other common conditions. Orders made by 11 a.m. are delivered by 4 p.m., or by 4 p.m. for 8 p.m. delivery.

Customers in Manhattan can find out more information about CVS Pharmacy’s free prescription delivery service by visiting www.cvs.com/cvs2you or by using a dedicated delivery concierge service line at 1-833-CVS-2YOU. A Manhattan-focused marketing campaign also kicked off this week to reach customers in highly-visible locations throughout the city such as Penn Station Plaza and the Columbus Circle Station.

“Our goal is to reach people living and working in Manhattan to let them know about our new prescription delivery service through a fun, highly visible campaign that will reach them while they are traveling around the city as well as through digital and mobile channels,” said Norman de Greve, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CVS Health.

About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with 9,700 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact:
Erin Pensa
CVS Pharmacy
Erin.Pensa@CVSHealth.com
401-770-4786

SOURCE: CVS Pharmacy

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Raley’s launches same-day delivery service in Sacramento

Raley’s extends eCart personalized shopping service to include delivery in Northern California

Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an effort to serve the needs of it’s communities, Raley’s is launching the second phase of delivery service through its (eCart) e-commerce platform. The delivery service, which originally launched in August 2017, in Alameda, CA, will allow healthy, fresh and high-quality offerings at affordable prices to be delivered to select zip codes in the Sacramento region.

This larger service area is part of Raley’s commitment tomaking customers’ lives easier by delivering a personalized, time-saving digital shopping experience.  This is the next step in the company’s investment in eCommerce, developed with the purpose of making grocery shopping more convenient for its customers.

“We continue to invest in eCommerce and are excited to launch delivery in Sacramento just in time for the holiday season,” said Deirdre Zimmermann, Head of E-Commerce and Marketing. “We have been aggressive in the development of eCart; analyzing shopping data and customer needs assessments to build our platform to maintain especially high standards for this personalized shopping service.”

All products within eCart fall under the guidelines set by Raley’s recently-launched Shelf Guide program. The one-of-a-kind shelf tag initiative helps customers combat label confusion obstacles. For the Raley’s eCart specifically, Shelf Guide offers a customized, interactive experience, where customers can filter by category and attribute to find the products that meet their personal dietary needs.

Raley’s eCart is unique in that it provides the customized service of a Raley’s personal shopper, who hand picks grocery items in the order. Raley’s currently has 95 Raley’s, Bel Air Market and Nob Hill Foods stores that offer curbside pickup. Now same-day delivery is also offered for an expanding list of zip codes. All customers will receive FREE delivery on their first order.

To learn more about delivery and the zip codes where the service is available, please visit raleys.com/go/delivery. To shop on Raley’s eCart, simply go to www.shop.raleys.com.

For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

Source: Raley’s

Tops Friendly Markets partners with Instacart to launch same-day delivery service

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, headquartered in Williamsville, N.Y., today (November 9, 2017) announced a new partnership with Instacart, providing customers with a new way to experience TOPS’ savings and convenience. Now, from the comfort of their own homes, customers can shop online for everything they need and have their order delivered to their door in as little as one hour.“We know that our customers lead busy, active lifestyles so being able to offer them home delivery essentially gives them the gift of time” said Diane Colgan, senior vice president, marketing for TOPS. “Thanks to our partnership with Instacart, our customers will now have thousands of items including fresh meat, seafood, and produce literally right at their fingertips. Customers will not only find a vast majority of our in store deals online, but will still find the brands they love, all while earning the gas points they value that they can redeem when they visit our fuel stations.”

The same-day delivery service will be available in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, NY and Erie, PA markets prior to Thanksgiving 2017. TOPS anticipates rolling out the service into most of its remaining stores by the end of first quarter of 2018. As one of the region’s largest supermarket chains, TOPS customers throughout the geographic footprint, whether residing in a larger city or a rural community, will have access to home delivery as a result of this new partnership.

Launching the same–day delivery service as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season draws near certainly has its benefits for TOPS shoppers. “As customers are already rushing around trying to check off their holiday shopping lists, this is one less stop they will have to make on their way home from the office or cram in on a lunch break,” said Kathy Romanowski, public and media relations specialist for TOPS. “Even after the holidays, the ease of online grocery shopping will continue to benefit our customers. From those who may be housebound or home with their children to others who can’t get to the store due to transportation challenges or inclement weather, our home-delivery option is an added bonus to the everyday TOPS shopping experience.”

Additionally, not only are Instacart services available to be delivered to traditional residential communities, but also to area businesses, hotels, apartments, senior living complexes, and dorms making the service even more convenient for a broad spectrum of TOPS shoppers.

Upon launch customers can visit TopsMarkets.com/Instacart and enter their zip code to determine if they are within the current TOPS delivery area. To help celebrate the launch, TOPS is offering free delivery for the first two months when customers shop Instacart at TOPS. Once the site is live, complete details on this offer will be available at TopsMarkets.com/Instacart.

“Instacart’s success hinges on our ability to offer customers same-day delivery from the stores they love within their own communities,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President, Retail Accounts for Instacart. “We are proud to partner with TOPS to give customers a convenient, time-saving option to get the products they rely on from their neighborhood TOPS store.”

The partnership between TOPS and Instacart will also lead to income earning opportunities in the region. Instacart, which relies on a network of shoppers who shop and deliver groceries for consumers, said it expects to onboard thousands of new shoppers to support the expansion with TOPS in the Northeast. For more information on Instacart delivery from TOPS please visit TopsMarkets.com/Instacart.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 171 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at www.topsmarkets.com.

CONTACT: 

Kathy Romanowski
716-635-5577

Source: Tops Friendly Markets

Bol.com announces same-day delivery service

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bol.com has announced the largest expansion in its delivery options since the introduction of “next day delivery” in 2011. Starting October 6, bol.com customers can opt for same-day delivery to their homes. Orders placed on weekday mornings before noon can be delivered the same day, between 6 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. This new delivery option, “Delivered Today,” is available for 300,000 articles across all product categories. This is a global first: never before has it been possible to choose from such large number of items for as quick and low-cost delivery throughout the country. In addition, bol.com has expanded the availability of home delivery for regular orders to seven days a week, including Sundays.

Daniel Ropers, Managing Director at bol.com said, “Since our launch more than 17 years ago, we have focused on one thing: making the benefits of online shopping bigger and the disadvantages – like waiting for your delivery – smaller. After making free next-day delivery the standard in the Netherlands in 2012, we took another big step today with a global first: 300,000 articles available for delivery to our customers within a few hours. Nowhere in the world is a greater supply of products available more quickly or less expensively. Coupled with the introduction of Sunday delivery, we are making the benefits of online shopping – low prices, a wide range of information and 24/7 shopping – more accessible.”

Bol.com has launched these new delivery options in the Netherlands and, together with its logistics partners, is exploring the opportunity to make the same services available in Belgium.

Ambition: same-day delivery for one million articles
Over a year ago, bol.com launched Pickup Today, allowing customers to order online and pick up their orders within a few hours at one of 200 Albert Heijn stores. This was a successful experiment, enabling the bol.com team to gain experience with same-day delivery and be ready to respond to customers’ needs for faster fulfillment. The bol.com team has the ambition to expand even further, to provide same-day delivery for one million items within the next few years.

Media Contacts:

Email: media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
Phone: +31 88 659 9111

Source: Ahold Delhaize Group

Staples launches same-day delivery service in eight major U.S. Cities

Orders on Staples.com to be Delivered by 7:00 p.m. in Eight Major U.S. Cities

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today it will be launching “Staples Rush,” its same-day delivery service to Staples.com customers in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., bringing businesses the products and services they need to make more happen faster than ever.

Customers placing orders by 3:00 p.m. local time Monday – Friday on Staples.com for delivery in specific areas of select markets will soon be able to choose during the checkout process to have their orders delivered by 7:00 p.m., initially for a fee of $14.99 per delivery, which may be subject to change while the project is in beta. The service is now live in parts of Boston, Dallas, and Manhattan with other cities including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to follow shortly. Additional products and services (such as Copy & Print) will also be added in the upcoming months. Further, Staples Rush will eventually roll out to contract customers of Staples Business Advantage, Staples’ business-to-business division.

“Businesses want their online orders fulfilled faster than ever,” said Faisal Masud, executive vice president, global e-commerce, Staples, Inc. “Thanks to Staples’ unmatched omnichannel capabilities, which already include the ability to buy online and pickup in store, we will deliver the products customers need when they need them, so they can make more happen without having to wait on shipped orders.”

Staples Rush will cover thousands of products available in Staples’ stores, and the company will leverage its own world-class supply chain organization, including its network of retail locations, to fulfill same-day delivery orders. In most markets, Staples will be utilizing its own delivery fleet to provide an unmatched level of service to their customers. All items must be marked especially for same-day-delivery in order to be eligible.

“By offering a wholly-owned same-day delivery experience, Staples is providing businesses the type of customer service they’ve come to expect from us throughout their entire transaction,” said Mike Bhaskaran, executive vice president, supply chain & logistics, Staples, Inc. “The development process for Staples Rush is a truly a collaborative and cross-functional effort that brought together different areas of expertise, including supply chain, e-commerce and merchandising, to create a valuable service for our customers.”

More information can be found at www.staples.com/rush.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America,Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

Source: Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc.
Scott Michel, 508-253-4272
Scott.Michel@staples.com

Best Buy expands its test of same-day delivery service to 13 major metro markets across the United States

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Apr-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Want to get your hands on the latest technology — or everyday must-haves like printer ink — quickly but don’t have time to stop by a store? Best Buy has good news for you.

The company announced Wednesday that it’s expanding its test of same-day delivery service to 13 major metro markets across the United States.

We started the pilot in San Francisco last fall and expanded it to New York early this year. We’ve since added Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The same-day delivery initiative is part of Best Buy’s ongoing commitment to improving the in-store and online shopping experience. We want our shoppers to be able to get what they want, when and where they want it.

That’s why we partnered with Deliv, a California company that’s the leader in same-day delivery for retail. Deliv driver partners pick up orders and deliver them directly to our customers.

Customers in participating markets will have most products — thousands, in fact — delivered to their doorsteps on the same day they’re ordered. Anyone with a ZIP code in an eligible market can select same-day delivery under “Expedited Shipping” when choosing a shipping option on BestBuy.com.

Prices vary, with an average cost of $10 to $20 per order. That’s about the same price as one-day business express shipping. Same-day delivery for printer ink is currently free.

Orders must be placed on BestBuy.com by 3 p.m. local time and will be delivered by 9 p.m. that day. Deliv does not provide the service on Sundays or for items weighing more than 50 pounds.

Our stores also play a key role in this pilot because same-day delivery orders aren’t filled at a warehouse but at one of the more than 165 Best Buy stores in the Deliv markets. Seventy percent of Americans live within 15 minutes of a Best Buy store, making it possible for us to get products from the stores to our customers the same day they order on BestBuy.com.

Of course, same-day delivery isn’t the only option for customers who want to shop online and get their orders fast. Check out free Store Pickup at all Best Buy stores, which lets shoppers to pick up orders at the location that’s most convenient for them.

Media Inquiries
612.231.5146 / press@bestbuy.com

SOURCE: Best Buy

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Best Buy expands its test of same-day delivery service to 13 major metro markets across the United States

Best Buy expands its test of same-day delivery service to 13 major metro markets across the United States