If you're reading a Locally blog post, you're probably in the majority of the public who prefer an in-store shopping experience and the multitude of benefits it provides. But, we get it. You can't always get to a store. You often know what you want and don't always have time to make a trip out of it. If this describes you too, you're going to love what we just released.
We're so excited to announce that shoppers can now order same-day delivery from local stores on the Locally platform. To launch this, we've teamed up with Locally brand partner Brooks Running to introduce this to shoppers on BrooksRunning.com with sixty retailers in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle. Additional markets will come online throughout the remainder of the year.
As Locally's President, Mike Massey, put it: "We built Locally to help brands and retailers work together to delight shoppers. We're so excited to work with Brooks to push the platform towards its ultimate goal: true on-demand shopping with nearby in-store pickup and same-day delivery options."
How's it work?
Locally is connected with same-day delivery courier services Deliv and Postmates. Any in-stock Brooks product at a participating retailer in our launch markets can be ordered for same-day delivery from the BrooksRunning.com website, locally.com, and retailer's own sites. Delivery speed depends on a variety of factors like when the order is placed, the shopper's location, and our couriers, but let's just say the current record to beat as-of launch day is 41 minutes.
Here's what Rick Wilhelm, Brooks Running Vice President of U.S. Specialty Retail Accounts, had to say: “We know that for many runners, going for a run can depend on having the right gear on hand at any point in the day, which is why we’re thrilled to partner with Locally to offer Same-Day Delivery in cities throughout the U.S. In addition to delivering gear to runners within 24 hours, Same-day delivery will create new sales for our specialty running accounts by introducing new customers to their local stores.”
Give it a go!
Head to the new Same-Day Delivery Landing Page and if you're in an eligible market, pick your favorite local store and take advantage of Brooks' limited time offer to receive a FREE same-day delivery!
Are you a brand or retailer interested in offering same-day delivery service? Contact us today!