Why do some retailers/chain stores ship packages to their own store for customer pick-up, instead of sending them directly to the consumer?

Update:

Some items are not available in their own brick-and-mortar stores; they must be ordered online. Thus, they have to ship the individual item(s) in, usually, one box to their own store in the customer's name, so, if anything, they are paying more to ship it.

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  • 1 month ago

    It is vastly cheaper for the retailer and usually the buyer.

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Shipping is cheaper, since they already have goods going to that store.

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