Amazon.com and Circuit City Offer Pickup Option11 Dec, 2001 By: Hive News
Amazon.com and Circuit City Stores are launching in-store pickup and warranty coverage at Circuit City Stores nationwide on thousands of electronics items offered on Amazon.com.
"In-store pickup has been a popular consumer offer and we believe that Amazon.com electronics shoppers will love this option as well," says said Dennis Bowman, s.v.p. and c.i.o. at Circuit City. "Moreover, if there's a problem with a product purchased at Circuit City, it can be returned to any of our more than 600 superstores nationwide. Those benefits will be extended to
customers who buy Circuit City products on Amazon.com.''
Shoppers can view which items are available for immediate in-store pickup at Circuit City by going to http://www.amazon.com/pickup . A new Amazon.com in-store pickup ``boutique'' is available by typing ``circuit city'' in the Product Search navigation tool at Amazon.com's home page. In addition, products offered by Circuit City are viewed alongside other consumer electronics items available at Amazon.com.
If both Amazon.com and Circuit City offer the same electronics product, customers have a choice between traditional Amazon.com shipping options and immediate pickup from a nearby Circuit City store. Items offered exclusively by Circuit City are available for in-store pickup only; and merchandise offered exclusively by Amazon.com will be delivered from Amazon.com. ``Adding Circuit City products to our own extensive merchandise mix makes shopping for
electronics at Amazon.com even better,'' said Steve Frazier, v.p. at Amazon.com. "Now our customers can reserve the hottest electronics products around by placing their order online and picking it up at a Circuit City store near them.''