HMV Ireland have just taken the wraps off their brand new website HMV.ie just in time for the Christmas shopping spree. The site is said to be updated daily to reflect the offerings in the cement and mortar stores. This looks like a step in the right direction for the recently saved highstreet store. Hopefully their delivery is good and quick. Full press release below.
HMV today announced the launch of its new Irish website, hmv.ie.
The site, which will go live on Wednesday 6th November at 3.00pm, is the latest move by HMV to strengthen its position as the country’s leading entertainment retailer.
The launch of the new HMV website for Northern Ireland, hmvireland.co.uk, will follow shortly.
hmv.ie will be launched as a fully transactional website, with consumers able to purchase the same extensive range available in all HMV stores. Products will be added on a daily basis, ensuring that the range featured on the site reflects the in-store offerings. hmv.ie will also be fully transactional on smartphones.
Acknowledging the time pressures of today’s busy lifestyles, hmv.ie will offer a choice of convenient delivery options; either to your door or collect from any HMV or Xtravision store; all of which are open late seven days a week. The site will also offer guaranteed next day delivery when using Express checkout, based on orders placed before 3pm that day. Consumers spending €50 or more in one transaction will be able to avail of free home delivery.
In addition, consumers will be able to pre-order DVDs and games, ensuring release day delivery once the express shipping option is selected.
Larry Howard, Chief Executive of Hilco Capital Ireland, owners of HMV and Xtra-vision, said: “The launch of hmv.ie, and the imminent arrival of hmvireland.co.uk marks an important development for HMV in Ireland, as we are now able to offer consumers the choice of visiting one of our five ‘bricks and mortar’ stores, or purchasing directly online. It was particularly important for us to have hmv.ie go live in the run up to Christmas. This period is traditionally one of the busiest times of year for online retailing, and now hmv.ie customers will be able to purchase from our unrivalled range of music, films and games at their convenience.”
Consumers can still shop at any of the 5 HMV stores in Ireland, at Dundrum Town Centre, Henry Street and Liffey Valley in Dublin; at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick or the newly opened store at the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry; or at one of the 31 integrated Xtra-vision and HMV stores located throughout the country.[/showhide]