updated 01:30 pm EST, Mon November 25, 2013
eBay Now's same-day delivery service free until Christmas Eve
Auction site eBay announced today that its local shopping and delivery service, eBay Now, is offering free delivery from now until Christmas Eve on orders more than $25. The eBay Now service is available for customers in San Francisco and the Bay Area, San Jose, parts of New York City and Chicago for delivery of local products within an hour of ordering online.
The local delivery service regularly costs $5 per order, with items available from hundreds of stores, including Babies R Us, Best Buy, Macy's, Urban Outfitters and more, depending upon delivery zones. In addition to free delivery during the holiday shopping season, San Francisco residents will be able to purchase artisanal goods from the famed Ferry Building, including vendors such as Cowgirl Creamery, Mariposa Baking Co., Stonehouse Olive and more. Until December 31, eBay Now is offering its Ferry Building pilot that allows shoppers to order up to 10 items from multiple Ferry Building merchants in one order.
Android smartwatch The Rock announces Kickstarter for pre-order
Makers of an upcoming Android smartwatch, The Rock, have announced plans to release the product with a Kickstarter pre-ordering campaign. The Rock smartwatch's Qi wireless docking stand, patent-pending App Portal platform and "One Screen Nine App" notification system aim to offer functions in a fitness setting, while being stylish and useful for everyday activities. The Rock will be initially offered through a Kickstarter campaign, with a promotional pre-order price of $100, with its retail price estimated to be $320. Interested consumers can be notified of the Kickstarter launch by email subscription on The Rock's pre-launch website.