If you think of it, online shopping is the grandchild of the mail order business that spurred the growth of industry in the 19th century. Smart companies became giant enterprises through catalog sales back in the mid-to-late 1800’s, long before they opened retail stores to the public in large towns like Chicago. In those days, consumers ordered what they wanted, from dishes to kits for houses, using catalogs. Deliveries were made through the postal system, or trucked to the local dry goods store where orders were held for pick up.
Today consumers are driving up the number of online sales into the billions of dollars and the numbers continue to climb. Last year for the first time, consumers bought more of their purchases online than by going into stores citing things like free shipping, avoiding traffic and saving money and time as reasons for their decisions. This has prompted some experts to credit the shift with the closing of many brick and mortar stores.
Groupon has partnered with thousands of retailers to bring the modern mail-order business right to your smart phone or other mobile devise and you can shop stores like J C Penny for less. For more than a century, families have shopped J C Penny for the quality of the merchandise and the convenience of the locations. Now that the company has partnered with Groupon, you can be sure of the continued values that have been the hallmark of the company since it was founded by James Cash Penny all those years ago.
With a Groupon, you can save up to 30% off selected merchandise, 25% off Nike shoes and apparel and 80% off clearance items you use every day. Prom season is just weeks away, and J C Penny has all the latest styles to bring smiles to your young scholars, many of whom will don formal wear for the very first time. Some will carry on the family tradition of getting their prom outfits from J C Penny, and when they do, they can have their pictures taken there as well.
And with Easter just days away, shop the latest spring apparel in time for the parade. Whether your family needs appliances, shoes, clothes, electronics, kitchenware, or fine jewelry, you’ll find a large selection of quality merchandise at Penny’s, just like customers did over 100 years ago.