by Karl Utermohlen | October 17, 2013 12:39 pm
Verizon (VZ) is looking to compete with major retailers like Amazon (AMZN) by offering same-day delivery on its products.
PC Magazine reports that the electronics store 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’s website — www.verizonwireless.com.
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.
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