Press Release

BJ's Brings Convenient Installation to the Big Screen

Grads, Dads and Other Members can now buy installation services for their new TV

April 7, 2009 8:15 AM EDT

NATICK, Mass., April 7, 2009 -- BJ's Wholesale Club is taking away the worry about who will hang the new big-screen TV. Members who buy televisions at BJ's now can have them conveniently installed too.

BJ's has teamed up with Zip Express Installation to provide installation of tabletop or wall-mounted TVs and Home Theater systems of any brand or size. Zip, which has installers nationwide, provides a one-hour arrival window, will recycle the old TV for free (a $70 value) and can install on brick surfaces.

As Graduation and Father's Day approaches, BJ's new installation service is an attractive addition to the gift of a large-screen TV. BJ's offers value and savings on a wide assortment of name-brand TVs, as well as accessories including mounts and tables.

"Partnering with Zip Installation's services helps to give our Members another great benefit of shopping at BJ's," said Mathew Rubin, VP of Specialty Business at BJ's Wholesale Club. "We are providing Members with a convenient and affordable service that includes a network of certified, insured and reliable installers."

Zip Express Installation is a competitively priced option for Members who might try to handle installation themselves because it is otherwise too expensive, Rubin said. And Zip's insured and certified installers offer reassurance to homeowners who resist hiring services because they are fearful of damage. If a Member is not satisfied, the installer will not be paid until the job meets his or her approval.

Udo Lang, a Philadelphia resident, bought a new 47-inch Philips TV on a Thursday and had it mounted on his wall Saturday. Hanging the unwieldy 100-pound television himself wasn't an option. The size didn't pose a problem for the ZIP installers, though. "They were very good," Lang said. "They knew what they were doing and they cleaned up. That's the way I like it." The installers also removed and disposed of his old television for no charge.

Members can purchase Zip Express Installation vouchers from BJ's electronics section and then arrange an appointment for the next day or within five days. Members can schedule service by calling 800-383-9048 or visiting www.zipinstallation.com/bjs. They must have their voucher and BJ's receipt to schedule service. Members must supply cables and mounts needed for the installation and also can choose to have the cables for their Home Theater systems concealed.

About Zip Express Installation

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Zip Express Installation, in partnership with IAC provides fast and flexible home installations for your technology enjoyment. Zip Express Installation leverages a proprietary fulfillment process, best of class customer service and more than 16,000 professional, CE-certified installers for television, home theater installations and computer solutions. For retailers, like BJ's Wholesale Club, Zip Express uniquely provides and manages an in-house install infrastructure that decreases return rates. Consumers may take advantage of Zip Express in-store or online.

About BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high-quality, brand name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ's offers low BJ's Member Pricing on a huge selection of top-brand apparel and accessories, small appliances, consumer electronics, fine jewelry, groceries and other quality merchandise.

Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 180 clubs and 102 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Shop online or learn more about BJ's Wholesale Club at www.bjs.com.

 

SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club

CONTACT: Jackie Guzman for BJ's Wholesale Club, +1-561-998-1995,
jguzman@tilsonpr.com; or Kelly McFalls of BJ's Wholesale Club,
+1-508-651-8661, kmcfalls@bjs.com