Verizon Tests Same-Day Delivery Service

by Karl Utermohlen | October 17, 2013 12:39 pm

Verizon Tests Same-Day Delivery Service

Verizon (VZ[1]) is looking to compete with major retailers like Amazon (AMZN[2]) by offering same-day delivery on its products.

PC Magazine reports that the electronics store[3] is testing its same-day delivery initiative on Philadelphia before expanding to other markets such as New York, Dallas and Pittsburgh. Verizon is offering the service for a $20 fee and 10 a.m. limit for those looking to get an item by 7 p.m. in the Philadelphia area. These items can be ordered through the company‚Äôs website — www.verizonwireless.com.

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A spokesperson for the company said that Verizon offers this new service to those looking to replace their phones and accessories in a fast and convenient way. The company is also offering standard delivery as well as overnight and in-store pickup options.

Verizon is hoping that this service will help customers buy from the cellphone provider over large companies such as Amazon that offer one-day delivery.

Endnotes:
  1. VZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VZ
  2. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  3. PC Magazine reports that the electronics store: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2425834,00.asp?kc=PCRSS05039TX1K0000762

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