You told us, we listened. Following the launch of hmv.ie, our hmv Ireland store on Affiliate Window the other day, we’re delighted to announce the launch of hmvireland.co.uk, the UK side of our hmv Ireland store.
Offering tens of thousands of CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and games for FREE home delivery to UK postcodes (when spending over £9.99).
For the first 60 days of the programme, we’re offering an increased commission of 5% to all our affiliates on either of our hmv programmes (end date 30th August 2014, normal commission 2%). Not only that, but for every 10 sales you make, your name will be entered into a prize draw to WIN! a PlayStation 4. The winner will be chosen at random on 16th September 2014.
We are also happy to work with our affiliate partners, to drive further sales and awareness of our newly relaunched websites.
In addition, to help get you going; for the next week, we are offering 10% off for new customers at both hmv.ie and hmvireland.co.uk which should help get your sales going. The code is JULY10 and expires 14/07/2014. Can be used with everything barring hardware.
hmv is a brand that needs little introduction, hmv accounts for nearly 1 in 3 entertainment sales in the UK and (with Xtra-vision), the majority of entertainment sales in Ireland. We have two websites – hmv.ie and hmvireland.co.uk, which transact in euro and pound sterling respectively.
We are entertainment specialists – we focus on movies, music, games and other entertainment products. We have hmv exclusive products, DLC, titles and market leading offers. There are different price points and release dates between our Ireland and UK websites. We have distribution points in both the UK and ROI that gives us a competitive advantage to both Ireland based and UK based competitors.
Our new websites have been redesigned from the ground up, focused on generating website conversions. We have a highly usable website format that has been optimized for all devices and a roadmap of new features and products that will be added to the sites as they develop.
What are the benefits of hmv Ireland?
First of all, we’re hungry to succeed and we’re willing to work with our affiliate partners, to drive sales to our new hmv retail sites. The old hmv.com website was once one of the biggest entertainment retail sites in the UK, shipping to both the UK, Ireland and beyond.
We have one of the biggest entertainment brands in the world and are regularly featured as one of the UK’s favourite brands (YouGov – 2014). Our live gigs and entertainment events have turned our newly relaunched hmv stores in Ireland into some of the most sought after venues for aspiring artists – and for hmv to become a trendsetter.
We believe with the support of our affiliate partners, we will drive a profitable and sustainable business for both of us.
Key Customer Selling Points:
- 1,000s music, movies and games to choose from
- Competitive pricing on movies and music
- hmv exclusives – movies, music and games
- Market leading deals on selected blu-rays
- FREE UK delivery on most items when spend £9.99 or more (£2.00 under £9.99)
- Many release dates ahead of Amazon and other fully UK based retailers
- No quibble 30 day return policy
- Guarantee for release date on preorders (introducing July 2014)
Why join the hmv affiliate programme?
Be part of something special that could be REALLY big for you and us.
Don’t believe everything you read in the papers, the physical entertainment industry is worth over £2 billion in the UK and Ireland. While digital channels will continue to grow, physical sales will remain the main way that customers engage with entertainment content for the foreseeable future.
Since its inception in 1899, hmv has continually reinvented itself to stay relevant to the consumers of the day, and we’ll continue to do so. We had a great year in both Ireland and the UK last year and our return to online retail after an 18 month break is another way of reacting to consumer demand.
Our two new retail websites, hmv.ie and hmvireland.co.uk have been completely rebuilt from the ground up and generated more sales in one week, than in the previous six months of operation. This is a superior platform to the past ecommerce offerings from hmv, which is saying a lot as hmv was previously one of the leading entertainment retail sites in Europe.
We’re backed by hmv & Xtra-vision, two leading brands in entertainment, and the websites themselves have been established by ecommerce professionals and entertainment industry leaders with over 30 years of ecommerce experience between them.
The website is high conversion already but will continue to mature as we add new titles and features; we will release discount vouchers and work with our most effective affiliate partners (large and small) to make this a success. So what are you waiting for?
We also have a suite of creative banners for you to use to promote the hmv.ie and hmvireland.co.uk offerings (please access these from our profile), with more added every couple of weeks.