NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just in time for the holiday online shopping season, American Express today announced the launch of a new free 2-day shipping benefit from ShopRunner, available to eligible U.S. Consumer and Small Business Credit and Charge Card Members. ShopRunner offers free 2-day shipping, currently valued at $79 a year, at more than 80+ popular online retail partners, including Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Toys"R"Us, PetSmart, drugstore.com, and GNC, among others. Starting today, Card Members can enroll an eligible Card at www.shoprunner.com/americanexpress and enjoy ShopRunner’s free 2-day shipping on all eligible items at participating stores.
“Shipping costs can really add up and are a major consideration for online shoppers. In fact, according to a recent survey from comScore, 55% of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts because of high shipping costs,” said Josh Silverman, President, American Express U.S. Consumer Services. “With free 2-day shipping and free return shipping at 80+ online retailers through ShopRunner, our Card Members can enjoy a stress-free online shopping experience at many of their favorite places to shop.”
"We're excited to expand our offering to American Express Card Members and provide them with access to the thousands of brands in our network, helping save them time and money this holiday season and beyond," said Scott Thompson, CEO of ShopRunner. “Not only can American Express Card Members benefit from a more seamless shipping experience, retailers in our network can benefit from American Express' active online shoppers."
ShopRunner is a members-only service for online shoppers that provides unique benefits across 80+ of some of the best online stores. ShopRunner's members save time and money with benefits including free 2-day shipping with no minimum order, free and easy return shipping, exclusive member offers, and easy 2-click check out. Participating stores include Toys"R"Us, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, GNC, American Eagle Outfitters, Drugstore.com, Blue Nile and many others. ShopRunner enables its retail partners to offer benefits to highly sought after online shoppers, delivering significant new sales and customer acquisition while increasing conversion of existing customers.
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 Source: comScore, Online Shopping Customer Experience Study, U.S. Data, June 2012