Canadian customers of online-only consumer electronics retailer Newegg Inc. can now pick up their orders at their local post office.
Newegg, No. 17 in the Internet Retailer 2016 Top 500 Guide, deployed the new service in conjunction with Canada Post and shipping company Purolator.
A Newegg spokesman says there’s no additional charge for using the service, with all shipping fees being determined by the overall distance a package has to travel to get to a shopper and how fast they want it.
At checkout, shoppers select “Deliver to Post Office,” enter the ZIP code where they want the package delivered and select the most convenient location for them. Shoppers have up to 15 days to pick up a package once it arrives at a post office.
In announcing the move, Newegg says 88% of all Canadians live within at least 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, of a post office.
“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,” Newegg CEO Danny Lee said.
The offering is similar to the one Newegg unveiled in the U.S. with FedEx Corp. late last year, which lets shoppers pick up their package at any one of 2,500 FedEx locations, including 1,800 FedEx retail stores.Favorite