Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Other retailers are attempting to challenge Amazon’s commanding market share by offering their own version of Amazon Prime and/or same day delivery.  A number of retailers including Lord & Taylor, Staples, Kate Spade New York, GNC and Brooks Brothers utilize ShopRunner, a cooperative shipping service.  Like Prime, users pay an annual membership fee for free two-day shipping, free returns and no minimum order size. As for same-day delivery, a handful of retailers are offering the service, despite its challenges.  Wal-Mart, for example, has a pickup grocery concept in which customers pickup online orders at drive-through kiosks and implementing Shipping Pass,…

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