J&R Offering Same-Day Delivery In N.Y.

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New York - J&R Computer and Music World has launched a same-day delivery service for customers within the New York metro area.

The offer is good on most items except movie and music software, and delivery fees vary by neighborhood and weight of the order.

Orders placed by 1:00 p.m. will be delivered by 5:00 p.m., and orders placed by 3:00 p.m. will arrive by 7:00 p.m., the company said, although areas in Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut may not receive deliveries until 9:00 p.m.

"We're thrilled to launch this unique, creative and easy-to-use service to our customers," said Jason Friedman, executive VP and son of J&R founders Joe and Rachelle Friedman.

The service kicked off this week with a "guerilla marketing" campaign that sent bike messengers throughout Manhattan to deliver restaurant-style "take-out" menus that featured CE items rather than food. In addition, the 38-year-old independent A/V and IT specialty dealer ran contests on its Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and blog sites, awarding J&R gift cards to the first 10 New Yorkers who uploaded a photo of bike messengers.

"Our campaign hopes to give back to the city of New York and the people who have been invaluable to our success," Freidman said.


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