Giant Eagle becomes 1st retailer in country to partner with OfferUp
Partnership will expand reach of OfferUp’s Community MeetUp Spots program to select GetGo locations.
Giant Eagle, Inc. has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind partnership with OfferUp™, the nation’s largest mobile marketplace.
Now, customers who buy or sell items within the OfferUp mobile app can select the Carmel, Rockville or Plainfield GetGo locations as their Community MeetUp Spot, where they can complete their transactions in a secure location that is monitored, well-lit and surveilled. Community MeetUp Spots will be designated by “OfferUp” signage and transactions will be welcome during the in-store café hours of operation.
“We have always considered it our responsibility to meet the needs of our customers and to add value to the communities we serve,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Jannah Jablonowski. “With this partnership, our hope is to provide a safe and convenient environment for our customers to accomplish one more thing while they’re stopping in for a made-fresh-to-order sub or filling up their tank at GetGo.”
The partnership also includes a digital coupon for OfferUp customers, who can get a free 16 oz. bottle of Market District Ready-to-Drink Tea or Lemonade when they make plans to meet at a participating GetGo location.
To get the coupon, customers who are communicating via OfferUp’s in-app chat feature, should:
Suggest meeting at the Carmel, Rockville or Plainfield GetGo
When prompted, select “Get Free Item” to get the coupon for a free drink, and select “Find Locations” to get a list of participating stores
Get the exclusive coupon for a free drink in the app, and redeem it at participating stores when meeting up to exchange
In addition to the partnership with Giant Eagle, OfferUp collaborates with more than 1,400 police departments across the country to create their version of an OfferUp Community MeetUp Spot, to help buyers and sellers come to in-person transactions with added peace of mind. Expanding OfferUp Community MeetUp Spots to popular retail locations, like Giant Eagle, complements the many safety features that OfferUp has already built into their app including TruYou identity confirmation, user ratings and reviews, and secure in-app messaging that allows customers to communicate without having to share their personal information.
“OfferUp’s partnership with Giant Eagle is the first-of-its-kind between a local marketplace and leading retailer. We’re both community-driven companies that thrive on delivering friendly and trusted experiences for our customers,” said Natalie Angelillo, VP of Community at OfferUp. “This is about providing our customers with value and convenience, regardless of whether they’re buying something from their neighbor, shopping for groceries, or fueling up their tank.”
For a list of verified Community MeetUp Spots in the U.S., visit SafeTradeSpots.com, the largest national database of locations for in-person transactions. To learn more about OfferUp Community MeetUp Spots, visit the OfferUp blog. Download the OfferUp app in the App Store or Google Play Store.
About Giant Eagle
Giant Eagle, Inc., ranked among the top 40 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $8.9 billion in annual sales. Here in Carmel, Giant Eagle is represented at Market District and GetGo locations. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be a leading supermarket retailer in the region with more than 410 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
OfferUp is dedicated to building the simplest and most trustworthy way for people to buy and sell in their communities. As the largest and fastest growing mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., OfferUp’s iOS and Android apps make selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from your mobile phone. The privately held company is based in Bellevue, WA. and backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Warburg Pincus, GGV Capital, T Rowe Price and Coatue Management. For more information, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.