Newegg, a leading tech-focused e-retailer in Canada, today announced greater delivery convenience for its Canadian shoppers by offering the ability to ship purchases to more than 6,000 Canada Post retail post offices. This enhanced receiving and pick-up option, which is integrated in the shopping cart checkout process, responds to Canadian shoppers’ growing need for flexibility and control in the delivery experience. With an increasing number of consumers not home during the day to receive deliveries, one in five Canadian shoppers now prefer to have their items shipped directly to a post office1. Newegg, in partnership with Purolator International and Canada Post, is introducing this innovative way to get items securely and conveniently into the hands of Canadian shoppers.
“We’ve been working with Newegg for more than eight years to help streamline parcel delivery in Canada,” said John Costanzo, President, Purolator International. “Our PuroPost solution is the engine that drives this significant step forward in terms of customer choice, and we’re pleased to team with Newegg on this initiative. As part of the Canada Post group of companies, Purolator International is uniquely positioned to leverage the full breadth and scope of the Canada Post delivery network and offer this new level of service to Newegg customers.”
During checkout, Newegg’s Canadian shoppers will now have the option to Deliver to Post Office. Customers simply enter the postal code of the desired delivery area, and a list of nearby shipping destinations is pulled from Canada Post’s network of more than 6,000 retail post offices across the country. Once the destination is chosen, the customer’s order is delivered and held for pick-up at no extra charge.
“Newegg is committed to meeting customers on their terms, and an important part of that commitment is offering innovative delivery options,” said Danny Lee, Newegg CEO. “This new Deliver to Post Office option gives our Canadian customers the flexibility to pick up their shipments when and where it’s most convenient.”
Canada Post operates a network of retail post offices with unparalleled reach, some located in London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sobeys. Shipping to these locations ensures the package is safe at the retail post office and offers easy access for Canadian consumers, 88% of whom live within 5km of a retail post office. Once a package is ready for pickup, an email is sent to the customer, who then has up to 15 days to pick up the package.
Adding the Deliver to Post Office option, which also provides customers with access to full tracking from initial pickup to delivery, is an added convenience for Newegg customers. Shipments that originate from the U.S. are pre-cleared for entry into Canada, with taxes and duties paid upfront (delivery duties paid or DDP) and guaranteed deliver-by dates.
Newegg’s new shipping option with Purolator International is an important part of the company’s effort to provide extensive order-delivery options to its customers. Newegg currently offers will-call order fulfillment at some of its distribution facilities in North America, free shipping for Newegg Premier Members and a variety of other delivery options for its customers. For more information, visit http://www.newegg.ca/.
About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 28 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site's online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, CA. The Newegg Hybrid Centers are located in City of Industry, CA, and Richmond Hill, Ontario.
About Purolator International
Purolator International is a leading provider of cross border logistics, and a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada’s leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider. Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, and fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within North America. Purolator International has received numerous industry awards for its superior service and innovative solutions, including “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, “Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners” by Supply Chain Brain magazine, “Top 100 3PL Providers” by Inbound Logistics, and Logistics Management’s “Quest for Quality Award.” In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator International has locations in key U.S. markets including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Saint Louis. For more information about Purolator International, visit www.purolatorinternational.com.
1 Source: 2016 Canadian Online Shopper Study, CPC 16-202, April 2016