From Illinois Business Journal news services
OAK BROOK – Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, will roll out a free store pickup program beginning Wednesday at participating Ace stores across the country.
The program will allow customers to check their neighborhood Ace store’s available inventory on www.acehardware.com and either go in-store to make their purchase knowing the store has the items they need for their project or simply place their order online and pick it up in-store the same day.
“Free Store Pickup enables consumers in neighborhoods across the country to complete their home maintenance projects more quickly and easily than they were able to before,” said Jeff Gooding, senior director, Consumer Marketing, Ace Hardware Corporation. “Our new service will offer a more convenient way to shop, saving consumers’ time and giving them the confidence that their local Ace has everything they need, so they can get it right away and complete their project.”
In conjunction with the national launch of Free Store Pickup, this week Ace also debuts a new television commercial, “Golf Swing Away,” featuring PGA TOUR star Hunter Mahan.
There are more than 25 Ace locations in the Metro East area. For more information stop by a store or visit www.acehardware.com/storepickup.