Shutl Ltd., a London-based startup that matches retailers with local courier services, debuts today in Chicago, New York and San Francisco, according to The business model could be a direct move to combat customers shifting to Amazon for their shopping needs.

The service acts as a middleman between local retailers and the customer, employing couriers to pick up merchandise ordered online and deliver it within 90 minutes of the transaction or within a separate one-hour window designated by the customer, the article reported.

Shutl began in the U.K. in 2008 and has since contracted with thousands of couriers to complete purchases across 75 percent of the country, said Shutl's founder Tom Allason, in the article.

"Amazon is not limited by what they can fit in stores ... and Amazon's has much lower overhead than multichannel retailers," he said. "We believe delivery is that third battleground where local stores can win."

Read more about online retailing.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Government Kiosks


LG 47LN541C


KEO Mobile Charging Kiosk


SoloHealth Station® Kiosk


Remote Monitoring, Management & Measurment Software - CommandPoint


NEC NP Installation Series


Qwick Codes Mobile Wallet


Olea comPADre


Dynasign Online Services


Multi-touch retail kiosk


Vend and PayPal White Paper
CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.