November 19, 2009
| by Julie Jacobson
Zip Express Installation has scored another win for its home entertainment and networking installation business.
The company has partnered with Shopko, a $2 billion regional retailer of everything from pharmaceuticals to optical services to home entertainment gear.
Shopko, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., has 136 stores in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions.
With the deal, Zip strengthens its furniture assembly and regular old “white glove” delivery offerings in its roster of services. Furniture assembly starts at $130. Shopko customers can order Zip service at the check-out.
Zip, which has a network of 16,000 installers, has partnered with countless retailers including Amazon.com, Office Depot, TigerDirect, CompUSA, Circuit City, Target.com and BJ’s Wholesale.
Julie Jacobson is co-founder of EH Publishing and currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro, mostly in the areas of home automation, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. She majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. Julie is a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player with the scars to prove it. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson.