November 09, 1999
Priceline's WebHouse Club Signs up 15,000
Priceline.com Stamford, CT reports that its new WebHouse Club lined up 15,000 members during the first week of its launch. The new discount service club lets members name their own price for groceries over the Web. Accepted orders for items requested are then made available for pick up by consumer at their favorite store locations. According to the company, some 650 grocery stores in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are now participating in the WebHouse Club including A&P, ShopRite, D'Agostino, Stop & Shop, King Kullen, Gristede's, Waldbaums, the Food Emporium, Food Town, Super Food Mart and Pathmark.
"Our best customers are saving $35 per store visit, in a shopping cart filled with 25 different grocery items, proving the more you buy, the more you save" said Jay S. Walker, founder of the Priceline WebHouse Club Inc. "The WebHouse Club represents the perfect synergy between clicks and mortar and bricks and mortar since our members go to their favorite local stores to pick up their groceries."