Verizon testing same day delivery for online orders
Big Red plans on expanding the service to New York City, San Francisco, Dallas and Pittsburgh. According to a recent survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group, those in the 18-34 year-old demographic with 6 figure incomes, known as "affluent millennials" are 56% more likely to pay up for same day delivery than the average consumer. Melanie VanderValk, Verizon Wireless vice president – national distribution, says that the carrier wants its customers to have multiple shipping options.
source: Verizon via Crackberry
1. NLiveris (Posts: 11; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
This is a nice option to have. However, since most people don't buy cell phones as frequently as say, food or other things that may require same day delivery, my pulse rate is unchanged here. Consider that VZW has retail stores all over the place so why not save $19.99 and walk over to the store and avoid waiting all afternoon until the courier stops by (whom you most likely have to tip as well). Amazon's same day local delivery is where the value is ($4 with Prime) since they have no retail locations I can walk to.
4. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
well for those like myself that prefer the impersonal approach & would like to not have to visit the store this would be a great option. it would be most convenient on big launch days for flagship phones (if that is an option) as you wouldn't have to deal w/wait times or no stock at the store. you could go about your day doing other things while your phone is in transit.
6. Daftama (Posts: 598; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
It's ppl like that order phones online but when u have a problem where do u go... To the store to waste a rep time when they could be selling hmm yeah you pay x amount of money for your service but think again they won't do anything more or less than the customer over the phone
7. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
why shouldn't i be able to go to the store? i've spent the money on the phone like everyone else. i pay my bill like everyone else who goes to the store. should i be penalized b/c i don't need my hand held when it comes to getting a phone? is the store only there to sell me something & that's it? sounds like that might be your approach...& if it is, that's not good.
9. Daftama (Posts: 598; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Technically that's what the store are made for... The problem is 9/10 times the problem can be taking care on your own not saying you but 9/10 customer come with problems they can call and fix or do it online e
2. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 150; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
"those in the 18-34 year-old demographic with 6 figure incomes, known as "affluent millennials". Who is 18 and makes a six figure income. I know there are a few, but is there really enough to warrent something like this. I would think not and it dosen't say much for us as a society when we cant even wait for a phone for a week. Save yourself some money and learn to be patient.
5. Daftama (Posts: 598; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
It's all about VZW making money if it didn't benefit VZW they wouldn't bring it out... Especially with the holidays
8. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
okay. what business do you know who decides "let's figure out how NOT to make any money today".
3. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 150; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
Wait up to a week for a phone. Should have made that statement differently.