Getcho books: supporting local booksellers

Same-day delivery from local bookstores

There are over 2,300 bookstores owned by nearly 1,800 different businesses across the United States. Unfortunately, many people buy their books from Amazon and other giant retailers. It’s just too convenient to shop for books from home.

We’re proud to announce that Getcho now offers a solution for supporting local book sellers without sacrificing any convenience. In fact, you can Getcho most books to your door within a few hours, not days.

How it works

Getcho is a same-day delivery provider that can transport about anything– takeout-food, curbside orders, and of course, books.

Unlike traditional delivery apps, Getcho doesn’t take any money from retailers or restaurants. Instead customers order deliveries through the Getcho app. Local businesses love making traditional sales while knowing customers have a one-stop solution for delivery.

Bookstores are no different. To get a copy of your next read dropped right at your door, simply:

  1. Search the web for nearby bookstores (we like DuckDuckGo because they don’t charge the booksellers for your clicks, but Google of course works too).
  1. Check for your online title over the phone or on the store’s website. Not all indie booksellers have an up-to-date catalog, so we recommend calling.
  1. Purchase the book; if the seller doesn’t have an online checkout page, then call and tell them you’d like to purchase over the phone. Let them know that you’ll be sending a driver to pick up the book when it’s ready.
  1. Use the iOS or Android Getcho App to send a driver.
    • Make sure the “drop-off name” matches the person who purchased the book so the driver can easily find it.
    • If the seller gives you an order ID, add that info in the “pickup notes”.
    • You can schedule the delivery for a later time if it’s more convenient for you!

Example book Getcho’s

Locations: Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin

Locations: Austin, TX

Locations: Illinois

Locations: Brooklyn, NY (Flatbush and Fort Greene)

Locations: Brooklyn, NY

Enjoy Hassle-Free Deliveries Today!

It takes 30 seconds to get a quote. So why wait? Download the Getcho App now and experience the ultimate convenience in courier services at your fingertips!

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At Getcho, we are committed to making it easier than ever to send anything you need. We do so by providing our customers with the most reliable and convenient courier service possible. Don't just take our word for it - check out our customer reviews and see for yourself how we are helping people live hassle-free.

Frequently asked questions

If you have anything else you want to ask, reach out to us.

    • What is Getcho?

      Getcho (“get-cho”) is a platform for requesting on-demand deliveries. Forget mail. We send a courier to the pickup point the second you submit an order. Deliveries typically take under 45 minutes. No need to meet the driver.

    • What can I deliver with Getcho?

      Our customers use Getcho to deliver just about anything. Here are a few ideas to get started:
    • How do I request a delivery?

      • Upon opening the app input your pickup and drop-off address in the inputs at the bottom of the page. Once you do you will see your delivery ETA and price estimate.
      • Next, fill-out the pick-up information. If you have any specific instructions, add them to the notes. For example: "My package will be in front of the door." Or, "My order number is 12345."
      • Next, fill in the drop-off information and add any instructions your driver needs to know about the delivery. For example, “Please carry this package right-side up.” Or, “Leave it at the front desk.”
      • Finally, add a description for the payload type and select a pickup time if you need.
      • Ready to make it official? Click "Order Now" and your package is on the move.
    • What can't I send?

      Items must be under 80 pounds and must be able to fit in a vehicle. To find a list of prohibited items, please check out our terms page, under "prohibited Getcho items."

    • How much does a delivery cost?

      Our prices are flexible! Feel free to play around with our quote generator above

    • How do small businesses use Getcho?

      We partner with medium and small businesses to help them compete with the biggest online retailers. Unlike other delivery services, Getcho won’t charge your business with delivery fees. We want local business to thrive, and we’re here to provide courier services for anything your team needs delivered. Our priority is to keep business moving - and keep your employees and customers safe.

    • How do I become a driver?

      Interested in driving for Getcho? Fill out this formand we will reach out to you if we see any potential in your area.

    • Are there monetary value limits to the packages?

      • All items valued under $30 will be insured by default. This means that any delivery with a declared value of $30 or less will automatically be covered by insurance.
      • For items with a declared value between $30 and $300, customers have the option to purchase additional insurance coverage for a fee of 8% of the item value minus the basic insurance coverage provided. This fee will be added to the total delivery cost.
      • Items with a declared value over $300 are not eligible for additional insurance coverage. In this case, they will be covered for up to $300.

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