Online electronics retailer Newegg announced a new in-app checkout feature that allows its customers to send items to their local FedEx’s branch.
FedEx will hold selected deliveries at one of its 2,500 locations for future pickup and will call customers when their packages arrive. This new service is free to use for Newegg buyers.
The addition of this pickup feature comes because Newegg is aiming to reduce worry and potential risks associated with doorstep delivery. This is especially pertinent for the retailer since many of its sale products are pricey electronics like HDTVs, gaming systems and computers.
Newegg offers pickup options at a few of its distribution facilities in North America, along with its Hybrid Centers in Los Angeles and Richmond Hill, Ontario, although the number of those locations is nowhere near as prolific as what FedEx offers customers.
This new pickup feature is sure to be put to the test this month, as Newegg started November by saying it would offer an entire Black November’s worth of deals, with different deals on select products running each week, “bonus round” Black Fridays every Friday of the month and a Cyber Monday blowout on all inventory (if its warehouses aren’t bare beforehand).
Newegg’s current shipping vendors include FexEx, UPS and OnTrac. Let’s hope FedEx cleared some space in the back before November hit.