ShopRunner, a Conshohocken-based online shopping site, has launched PickupPoints in the greater Philadelphia market. PickupPoints is a service that allows you to order online and have your order shipped to a retail location, instead of your stoop. This is intended to solve a major delivery problem for consumers that lack a secure place to receive their deliveries, such as think apartment owners, college students, condo owners, etc.. With the launch of PickupPoints, members will be able to pick up their packages from a local 7-11, Toys “R” Us or Olly Shoes in the Philadelphia area. In total, there are 89 stores that will offer this service, including the 7-11 on Fayette Street.
The launch of PickupPoints comes just before the holiday shopping rush and promises to help an estimated 75% of Americans who have concerns about deliveries to their doorstep. Readers of MoreThanTheCurve.com are being offered a free, three month membership to ShopRunner. You can secure this membership by clicking here.
ShopRunner was started by Philadelphia entrepreneurs Michael Rubin and Michael Golden. Rubin is co-owner of the 76ers and founder of GSI Commerce. Golden was a GSI co-founder and has started numerous other successful companies in the e-commerce and media industries. Rubin got his start with a ski shop on Ridge Pike in Conshohocken.