MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Deliv, a leader in the same day delivery space, today announced that it will enable retailers to capitalize on e-commerce sales through Sunday, December 24 this holiday season. More than 4,000 retailers, including Bloomingdale’s, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, FreshDirect, Giant Eagle, Macy’s, Office Depot, PetSmart, The Home Depot, and Walmart, will use Deliv for their same day delivery options in up to 35 markets and 1,400 cities nationwide.
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Same day delivery has taken on increased importance this year as the number of procrastinators continues to increase. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 30 percent of shoppers won’t even begin shopping until December, and 76 percent of adult shoppers plan on making holiday purchases right up until Christmas– resulting in a challenging shopping schedule that is complicated by the fact that Christmas lands on a Monday for the first time since 2006.
A Monday holiday means traditional shipping deadlines arrive earlier than normal. The latest shipping date for overnight delivery (at a premium price) is noon on December 22. This occurs before Super Saturday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, kicks into gear. The shipping deadline also allows no room for error in the event of snow or bad weather, which can delay delivery. Aside from same day delivery, in-store shopping is a last-minute gifter’s only option to guarantee presents arrive on time, and this clearly doesn’t work when gift recipients are based in other cities.
Retailers who offer same day delivery are in the best position to maximize holiday sales. Deliv gives thousands of retailers the ability to compete with Amazon while meeting customers’ new expectations. Deliv powers same day delivery for retailers by integrating into their e-commerce systems and fulfilling orders from local brick and mortar locations.
Same day delivery has become a standard expectation for all e-commerce sales throughout the year. A recent UPS study indicated that 61 percent of customers now expect orders placed by noon to be eligible for same day delivery. In fact, same day service has become so important that 25 percent of shoppers abandon their carts if the retailer does not offer a same day delivery option. The stakes are particularly high during the holidays however, as they represent retails’ biggest sales opportunity of the year. Nearly 20 percent of total retail industry sales occurred during November and December in 2016 according to the NRF. Nailing the experience with reliable same day delivery service is essential for retailers to win the holiday.
“This holiday season, same day delivery is absolutely crucial for retailers. With expedited shipping deadlines ending before Super Saturday, shoppers will depend on same day delivery more than ever,” said Daphne Carmeli, CEO and founder of Deliv. “Deliv helps retailers make the most of their existing inventory throughout every possible moment of the holiday season, giving them a leg up now and throughout the rest of the year.”
To learn more about how Deliv will save Christmas this year, please visit www.deliv.co.
Deliv is a leading crowdsourced, last mile logistics company that powers scheduled, same day delivery and returns for 4,000+ businesses including 25 of the nation’s top national omnichannel retailers as well as leading e-commerce companies, local businesses and traditional parcel carriers. Focused exclusively on moving goods, Deliv operates as a service for delivering items rather than a marketplace that sells them.
The company currently operates in 35 markets and more than 1,400 cities. Deliv is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and is backed by global logistics leader United Parcel Service, leading financial investors and the nation’s top REIT investors. For more information, visit www.deliv.co.
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