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  • Former Apple Executive, Ron Johnson, to Launch a Gadget Delivery Service


    According to a recent report, former Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson, is looking to open an on-demand delivery service for electronic devices. This particular sector is currently being explored by the likes of tech giants such as Amazon, Google and a few others. The whole move is a departure from the retail guruís most recent job as CEO of JC Penney.

    The Information cited people who spoke to Johnson about the project where he revealed that he had hired former Apple employees to help with the new venture, including Jerry McDougal, ex-VP of Retail who left Apple in 2013 to spend more time with his family.

    Although the details arenít fully known, the service reported involves branded eco-friendly vans which are sent out on delivery runs on an on-demand basis. If any of this sounds a bit familiar to you, youíre right in thinking that, the service seems to share many similarities with Uber, which is also experimenting with quick deliveries by way of food orders.

    Tech giants, Amazon and Google, have also been looking for ways to make on-demand delivery services work. Their attempts thus far have seemed to fail as logistics and economic viability of fast delivers however continues to be roadblocks in rolling out a wide network. For those of you who didnít know, Johnson is best known for realizing the Apple Store concept, which seems to have become a major revenue driver for Apple and is arguably the face of the company.

    Source: The Information via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Former Apple Executive, Ron Johnson, to Launch a Gadget Delivery Service started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      "including Jerry McDougal, ex-VP of Retail who left Apple in 2013 to spend more time with his family."

      Guess he's sick of being with his family already huh?
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      ^^HAHA! Guess he'd rather play with the sharks of the business world. Gadget delivery?? Meaning, you order a phone or device and it gets delivered to your door? Sounds pretty cool and convenient. Wonder what the cost would be? Wonder if it will be something that can be included with warranty? We shall see.