With the ongoing pandemic this year, Santa has decided to deliver his gifts using his Santa truck right to Plano and Frisco citizens’ doorstep according to a Local Profile article from November 23 which reports,
“Santa won’t be coming down the chimney this year. Instead, Santa will bring the gifts right through your door. Serving the Frisco and Plano communities, Santa, a new shopping app, marries the convenience of e-commerce with the novelty of brick-and-mortar shopping for a brand new experience.
Santa traded the north pole for north Texas when tech veteran founders Roee Adler, Menachem Katz and Shai Wininger set up their headquarters in Frisco this past September. The Santa app team researched over 1,400 cities before choosing Frisco, citing household income, population and real estate prospects as factors.
“Frisco is constantly on all of those ‘best of the best’ lists for cities,” says Stacey Britt Fitzgerald, head of brand management for the Santa app. “So it was really exciting for us to set up our first headquarters in the area.”
The Santa app was created to represent the next generation of the brick-and-mortar store. In addition to providing convenience for customers, Santa also helps elevate local brands and business owners by showcasing their products throughout the city.”
The Santa Truck experience is very simple but super convenient and modern as it entails a customer-friendly experience which is a dream come true for shoppers according to a WFAA article from October 19 which observes,
“App users can then open the app to find a storefront that’s been curated by a real person, based on the shopper’s personal preferences. Items include everything from home goods to clothes, tech items and gifts, and they’re from national and local brands.
“You can swipe through the different products and see which ones you like,” Frisco-based blogger Breshell West.
Once the products are ordered, a personal shopper traveling with the truck delivers the items to your door within minutes. Customers aren’t charged for their items until two days after they’re delivered, and if they don’t like something they can request a pick-up.”
What’s even better is that customers won’t be charged for the items they bought until after 2 days of receipt of delivery. Customers can also request a pickup if they want to return the item.
Currently the team behind the Santa app is working to make their app available on Android as it is only available for iOS at the moment.