Just in time for the holiday shopping season, ShopRunner is expanding same-day delivery for American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s (AEO) American Eagle and Aerie brands, offering the service to 101 additional stores across the U.S.
This brings the number of AEO stores to 151 in 41 states since the program began in October 2020. AEO is the first specialty apparel retailer on the ShopRunner platform, acquired by FedEx in late 2020, to offer same-day delivery.
Same-day delivery is a complimentary service for ShopRunner members. Since becoming a ShopRunner merchant in 2011, AEO has driven more than 4 million transactions on the platform.
With online holiday shopping expected to grow 10 percent year-over-year, according to Adobe Analytics, ShopRunner is working with partners across its network of 100-plus merchants to find solutions to give consumers access to a seamless, elevated e-commerce experience with free shipping and free returns.
“AEO is an innovative brand with a close connection to its customers’ needs,” TJ Papp, chief marketing officer at ShopRunner, said. “With the breadth of this offering, we truly have the opportunity to drive the future of e-commerce and meet consumer demands, especially as holiday shopping ramps up this year.”
Michael Rempell, executive vice president and chief operations officer at AEO Inc., said the company is constantly enhancing its omnichannel experience to provide “the very best for our customers by making it easier and faster to shop our American Eagle and Aerie brands.”
“Expanding same-day delivery to an additional 100 locations allows us to meet the evolving needs of our customers and provides simplicity and flexibility this holiday season and beyond,” Rempell said.
Customers can sign up for ShopRunner using PayPal, or by activating a free trial at shoprunner.com. Complimentary ShopRunner memberships are also available for select American Express, Chase and Mastercard cardholders.
AEO operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle and Aerie merchandise also is available at more than 200 international locations operated by licensees in 33 countries.