Media Markt and Saturn expand their same-day delivery offering for online orders

Ingolstadt, 03.12.2014: Right in time for the start of the main holiday shopping season, Media Markt and Saturn are expanding their offering for the same-day delivery of online orders. Following the piloting of this service in selected major cities since May of this year, express delivery is now available in a total of 22 cities and thus at more than 80 Media Markt and Saturn stores. To implement this extended service offering, Media Markt and Saturn are once again cooperating with Germany's market leader for same-day delivery (SDD), tiramizoo, which already successfully provided support during the pilot phase.

"We are one of the pioneers of same-day delivery in Germany. We are fully exploiting the advantage that we, as a multichannel retailer, have as the result of closely linking the online offering with our extensive network of conventional stores. The benefit for customers: They can decide whether they want to pick up goods they ordered online at a store of their choice or have them delivered to their home," explains Wolfgang Kirsch, CEO of Media-Saturn Deutschland GmbH. "By expanding express delivery to what is now more than 20 cities, we are offering even more customers the opportunity to have their online order delivered to their home within what is even just a few hours. The aim is to roll out this service in every region in Germany during the course of the coming year."

Maximum flexibility with regard to delivery

The additional delivery option is now available in the cities Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erding, Essen, Frankfurt, Gütersloh, Hamburg, Hanover, Ingolstadt, Cologne, Leipzig, Ludwigshafen, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg/Fürth, Stuttgart and Sindelfingen. If a customer decides on same-day delivery, the desired product is delivered to their home within between 30 minutes and three hours from the time the order is placed for an additional service charge of just 9.90 euros. Alternatively, delivery on the customer's date of choice within four days of placing the order and within a two-hour window is also possible. This offers customers maximum flexibility provided that their delivery address is located within the delivery area of the participating stores and the product ordered is immediately available at the store in question. Express delivery can also be booked by customers shopping directly at one of the participating stores. They too can have their purchases delivered to their home within three hours or on a date of their choice.

Size doesn't matter

Customers see whether or not express delivery is possible when they place their order in the online shops operated by Media Markt and Saturn. With the exception of items with an age rating of 18 or older, customers can take advantage of the delivery option for all products available at the local stores. The express delivery of large electrical appliances, i.e. televisions with a screen diagonal of 40 inches or more and major domestic appliances, is also now possible. This service was previously available only for items that could be carried by a single person.