Reinventing Retail: ShopRunner’s Network Bet (teaching materials) with Karen Webster

Edelman, Benjamin, and Karen Webster. “Reinventing Retail: ShopRunner’s Network Bet.” Harvard Business School Case 915-002, August 2014. (Revised March 2015.) (educator access at HBP. request a courtesy copy.)

ShopRunner considers adjustments to improve its online shopping service which offers no-charge two-day shipping as well as easy returns and other conveniences. Competitors’ diverse pricing models and ancillary benefits raise questions about how to structure and price ShopRunner’s offering. Meanwhile, an investment from Alibaba presents new opportunities in China but risks distraction from the core business.

Teaching Materials:

Reinventing Retail: ShopRunner’s Network Bet – Teaching Note (HBP 915023)