PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopRunner, which brings together a network of retailers to deliver powerful shopping services, today announced that the company saw orders across the network increase 2.5 times over 2011. ShopRunner's cooperative retail network continues to gain momentum as new customers introduced to participating retailers accounted for 76 percent of orders in 2012, more than double what they were in 2011.
ShopRunner's unique network enables retail partners to provide integrated shopping services to their customers, superior to what they can deliver on a standalone basis. This provides more variety and ease of shopping for ShopRunner members, while retailers gain access to the best online shoppers. Although many retail businesses can be subject to sales seasonality, retailers in the ShopRunner network benefit from an active member base with a variety of shopping interests, resulting in a continuous flow of traffic year-round.
In 2012, many consumers used ShopRunner for discovery, looking for a variety of items including traditionally popular items such as iPhones, luxury clothing, toys, and other surprisingly popular items like Nerf guns, cookies and San Francisco sports memorabilia (Giants and 49ers-related searches were both amongst the 20 most popular searches of 2012). ShopRunner's wide assortment across many categories enables ShopRunner's members to enthusiastically buy online and effectively consolidate their online spending within the network of retailers.
While ShopRunner is used across all 50 states, surprisingly, the most orders per capita came from Delaware (1), followed by New Jersey (2), Washington, D.C. (3), New York (4) and Massachusetts (5). Rounding out the top ten most active states were Hawaii (6), Oregon (7), Washington (8), Utah (9) and California (10).
"We are excited with our 2012 results and forecast even more momentum moving forward," said Scott Thompson, CEO of ShopRunner. "ShopRunner's services solve challenges across the entire retail experience – online, mobile and offline. We remain committed to providing outstanding value to both our retail partners and our members and look forward to continued growth in 2013."
ShopRunner brings together a network of retailers to deliver powerful shopping services for its members. The first and only company to unite America's most sought-after retailers in such a mutually beneficial ecosystem, the ShopRunner network enables retailers to offer more deeply integrated shopping services than they could on their own. As a result, ShopRunner members shop easily and often across ShopRunner's network of retail websites and stores, saving time and money with unlimited free two-day shipping, free and easy returns, as well as quick and simple checkout through PayRunner. Soon, members will also have the option of receiving their package at thousands of nearby ShopRunner PickupPoint™ locations. By making shopping easier, ShopRunner's 70 plus retailers including Toys"R"Us, American Eagle Outfitters, PetSmart, GNC and Sports Authority are better positioned to compete in today's marketplace.
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