Team eCommerce Next interviewed Mitchell Nikitin from Via.Delivery to get more insights on Via.Delivery's alternative delivery location network and the ways in which it will help pure play e-commerce merchants compete with retail giants like Amazon. Following is our interview with him:
What is Via.Delivery?
Think of us as a digital carrier focused on alternative delivery. Via.Delivery is a next-gen digital logistics and cloud-based platform that enables pure play e- commerce merchants, without brick-and-mortar stores, to offer a less expensive and more secure shipping option to their customers at checkout.
What's the big news?
We've just launched in the US market with 20,000+ pickup locations helping the millions of online retailers, who don't physical storefronts, compete with the Amazons and Walmarts of the world by giving them the technology to rapidly activate Buy Online, Pickup in Store (BOPIS) and offer their customers access to nearby convenient commercial pickup locations, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, with dramatically reduced shipping costs.