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Midtown Comics launches Wednesday delivery in Manhattan

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New Yorkers no longer have to make a pilgrimage to the nearest Midtown Comics location each Wednesday, because now each week’s releases can come to them.

Midtown announced this morning that it has partnered with Zipments to hand-deliver comics to customers’ homes or workplaces, from Battery Park to 125th Street in Manhattan, as soon as they’re available. Customers may place orders Wednesday evening through the following Tuesday morning on Midtown’s website. The retailer is offering an introductory delivery fee of $4.99 for first orders; the regular fee is $9.999.

“We’re thrilled to partner-up with Zipments to pioneer Wednesday comic book delivery service in NYC,” Midtown co-owner Gerry Gladstone said in a statement. “It’s long overdue, and we’re getting tremendous feedback from fans who are sometimes unable to leave their home or workplace to get their new titles on Wednesday.”

WEDNESDAY LOCAL COMIC BOOK DELIVERY SERVICE IN NYC!

New York City, NY, June 20, 2013
Midtown Comics, the largest comic book retailer in the U.S., and Zipments, a premiere on-demand delivery network in NYC, announce a breakthrough partnership allowing for Wednesday local delivery service of new comic books, magazines and graphic novels in NYC. Midtown Comics shoppers can now get new releases delivered to them as soon as they are available, straight to their home or office.

“We’re thrilled to partner-up with Zipments to pioneer Wednesday comic book delivery service in NYC. It’s long overdue, and we’re getting tremendous feedback from fans who are sometimes unable to leave their home or workplace to get their new titles on Wednesday,” stated Gerry Gladston, CMO and co-owner, Midtown Comics

As every comic book fan knows, new releases happen every Wednesday and titles are announced the week prior. The Midtown Comics/Zipments partnership will allow customers to place new release orders Wednesday evening through the following Tuesday morning on Midtown Comics’ online store. Fans will automatically have their titles delivered every Wednesday, the first day new releases are available. Customers can choose comics from a 5 week range and books will be hand-delivered by Zipments using protected, secure cases to any workplace or home in Manhattan (Battery Park to 125th Street).

“Zipments is committed to providing retailers with a comprehensive solution for fast and affordable local delivery,” said Liesl Chang, General Manager at Zipments. “We’re proud to be partnering with Midtown Comics, a leader in the comic book industry and one of NYC’s marquee retailers. By integrating with Midtown Comics’ huge online store and offering our same day delivery services at checkout, comic aficionados now have an easy and fun way to get their much anticipated new releases before they even hit the shelves.” Midtown Comics is offering an introductory $4.99 delivery fee for every customer’s first order. The regular delivery fee is $9.99.

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Another reason why I love this store. I’ve had them ship to my home, but I might try this if there is something I absolutely must have that day.

Vito Delsante

June 21, 2013 at 6:26 am

The usual comic store tropes of stinky guys, leering eyes on women, and all the other stereotypes that are true more often than they aren’t may apply…but the “trip to the comic store” is the best part of the week. Midtown is really catering to the smallest niche of fans and I just can’t see this succeeding. How do you go out of your way to keep people OUT of your store? This move makes no sense to me. If I wanted comics to come to me, I’d download them.

I think the only benefit this gives them is for handicapped customers who literally can’t shop in their stores (the uptown ones; never saw the downtown one) because they are second floor stores, but if that’s the case, why not shop at JHU Comics or Forbidden Planet?

Shouldn’t that comment be followed by something starting with “Full disclosure, I work for …”?

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