2018 World Cup: Custom entertainment systems for hire from MediaMarkt and Grover for private and business customers

Ingolstadt, 15.05.2018: In January 2017, MediaMarkt Germany first teamed up with commerce leasing startup Grover and began leasing consumer electronics items in its webshop. Just a few months later, the leasing model was trialled in bricks-and-mortar retail during a pilot project in five stores in the Berlin region. And now MediaMarkt has launched a special promotion in which equipment will be hired out from all its stores across Germany just for the duration of the 2018 World Cup. Under the motto “Hire me! fan special”, customers can choose from a range of TVs, projectors and soundbars they want to hire and compile their own individual package for the World Cup. If they wish, they can also book delivery and collection as well as set-up and dismantling. In addition to private customers, this promotion is also available to bars, restaurants and other businesses.

If you only need suitable top-notch equipment for maximum enjoyment at this year’s World Cup from the opening match to the final on 15 July – be it for watching with friends, staff parties, or the customers in your bar or restaurant – MediaMarkt has the ideal solution: hire it! “In time for this year’s World Cup, we want to make hiring available to all our bricks-and-mortar customers. In this special promotion, we’re therefore offering them suitable hiring solutions so that they can enjoy the entire World Cup in state-of-the-art quality. And for the first time, we’re extending our rental services to small businesses and the self-employed as well as cafés, bars and restaurants so that they can inexpensively offer their guests and staff all the excitement of the World Cup with a stadium atmosphere,” explained Lennart Wehrmeier, COO MediaMarktSaturn Germany and in charge of the MediaMarkt retail brand. “High flexibility, transparent terms, and above all the possibility to use products for just a certain period or purpose are advantages which are appreciated by customers who’ve already leased equipment from MediaMarkt. This proves that our leasing model is an innovative service which meets a need and gives customers genuine added value.”

MediaMarkt’s partner in the “Hire me! fan special” promotion is the Berlin-based commerce leasing startup Grover. MediaMarkt has been working closely with Grover ever since the launch of its leasing service. “The hire promotion for the World Cup marks an important strategic step in Grover’s collaboration with MediaMarkt. It establishes the hiring option as a useful alternative to buying for customers which they won’t want to do without in future. We’re particularly excited about being able to offer this World Cup equipment hire service at MediaMarkt stores throughout Germany and hence enabling private and business customers to hire their individually chosen package on demand,” declared Michael Cassau, founder and CEO of Grover.

This is how to hire custom entertainment systems for the World Cup

Customers can choose the ideal package they want to hire from the selection listed online at www.mediamarkt.de/mietmichzurwm or together with a sales assistant at their local MediaMarkt store. They can choose from LG or Samsung 55", 65" and 75" TVs, Full HD and 4K projectors, and various soundbars. They then sign a hire agreement with Grover, MediaMarkt’s leasing partner. There’s a flat-rate fee for each item in the package. For example, a 55" TV for the duration of the World Cup starts at €139.90, a Full HD projector can be hired from €74.90, while a soundbar costs from €19.90. If you want the full no-hassle package, you can also book optional services. MediaMarkt will then deliver your system on time before the World Cup and collect it afterwards – and can if you wish take care of set-up and dismantling, too.

To ensure everything’s up and running in time for the kick-off, the equipment can be delivered – or collected from your local MediaMarkt store – from 1 June. Even last-minute wishes can be met! Take out a contract for hire by 12 June, and MediaMarkt will guarantee delivery and availability from 14 June until 15 July, i.e. for the World Cup’s entire duration. Equipment hired in this way is to be returned (or collected) between 16 and 31 July 2018.

Full details of the ‘Hire me! fan special’ are available from sales assistants at your local MediaMarkt as well as online at www.mediamarkt.de/mietmichzurwm.