DALLAS & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PICKUP®, the Instant Delivery service featuring Good Guys and their trucks, today announced its on-demand service is immediately available in the Lone Star State’s capital, Austin, Texas. This is PICKUP’s fourth major city and second expansion in less than nine months; the service is also available in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.
In addition to bringing Instant Delivery to Austin, PICKUP is simplifying the experience by introducing flat rate delivery pricing starting at $49 in all of its locations.
“We’re excited to bring Austin the convenience of Instant Delivery at simple flat rate prices. Having a guaranteed price gives our customers clarity on how much it will cost to have something delivered right away,” said Brenda Stoner, chief Good Guy, PICKUP. “Whether it’s furniture or a mattress that is too large to fit in a car – or bought online for pick up in store (BOPUS), we can help and tell you exactly what the cost will be. Guaranteed!”
PICKUP’s Good Guy drivers are trust verified and go through extensive background checks. Many are military veterans, firefighters and off-duty first responders. Using their own trucks, Good Guys will transport appliances, mattresses, TVs and just about anything else on-demand.
“No one wants to be stuck waiting seven days or longer for a delivery. Retailers know speed is a key reason that influences a shopper’s purchase decision. Before we began our retail partner program, many retailers struggled to offer speed, flexibility and convenience across the final mile to the customer’s home,” commented Stoner. “PICKUP is the plug-and-play solution retailers need to increase sales and customer satisfaction, while acting as a trusted extension of their brand. It’s a win-win. The customer is happy to get their item within hours, and the store can focus on sales rather than logistics.”
The arrival of PICKUP in Austin is part of the strategic growth plan for the company. Equity investments were secured from Ross Perot, Jr., Anurag Jain, Mike Wetzer and Albert Cantu specifically to expand into new markets.
About PICKUP LLC
PICKUP® Instant Delivery™ is a real-time, last-mile logistics network that enables consumers to experience same day delivery of big, heavy and specialty retail items that traditionally required advanced scheduling. The company was first to offer guaranteed pricing, starting at $49. Using trust-verified drivers known as Good Guys, PICKUP has recruited many former military service members and off-duty first responders. PICKUP offers insured delivery seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Additional services include assembly, installation, in-home or on-site labor. For more information, please visit www.pickupnow.com.