Mondadoristore.it, the e-commerce site of the Mondadori bookstores, is 20 and is celebrating this anniversary with readers with a range of initiatives, promotions and instore digital events with personalities from the world of arts and entertainment.
Created in 2000 with an offer dedicated exclusively to books, Mondadoristore.it was among the pioneers of online retail. Today it is one of the leading media stores on the web, thanks to a vast assortment of products for leisure, ranging from books to music, films, toys stationery and eReaders.
“We were among the first players in the Italian market to support our bookshops around country with e-commerce: an activity that enabled us to expand the sales channels of our network and rapidly establish the presence of Mondadori Store also online,” declared Carmine Perna, chief executive of Mondadori Retail. “Always attentive to the evolution in buying habits, over the years we have developed a range of integrated services that bring together the online world of Mondadori Store with that of our over 550 physical stores, in order to bring our offer to readers, wherever they are. A service that in recent times, as never before, has shown itself to be essential in maintaining the relationship between the public and bookstores, with visits to the site increasing by more than three times during the lockdown period, compared with the previous year, and a record of over 40 million estimated visits in 2020.”
Over these last 20 years, the Mondadoristore.it team has responded to the challenges of innovation by creating successful original formats, alongside new services, to offer the public and omni-channel experience: from the first publishing cases on the web to the most recent music trends, such as Korean pop, and the first instore digital events with national and international authors and artists launched in a time of social distancing.
Piero Armenti, Silvia Avallone, Massimo Bisotti, Federica Bosco, Glenn Cooper, Andrea De Carlo, Gordon, Q4, Licia Troisi, Marzia Sicignano, Paolo Stella and many other writers, YouTubers and protagonists of the great events of Mondadori Store, have celebrated the anniversary with a video-message on the Mondadori Store social media profiles.
To mark the anniversary, from today and for 20 days, Mondadoristore.it is offering free delivery on all purchases and exceptional discounts books, bestsellers in the music and film category and a selection of gift ideas. Plus, coming soon, many new online events, including Francesco Sole and other guests in exclusive chat rooms with readers.
The initiative will be accompanied by a communication campaign with the claim “Click e a capo” involving all media: the web, social, dem, radio and in store. The advertising, overseen by the agency Canali&C., plays ironically with some of the events linked to the history of publishing and lifestyle in the last 20 years: in “2002: the word selfie didn’t exist”, “2006: we were still good at football”, “2010: I’ll follow you no longer sounds like a threat”, “2018: Garbo is no longer the most famous Greta.”
On Mondadoristore.it it is possible to choose from a catalogue of over 1 million titles, including books in Italian and other languages, school textbooks and eBooks, as well as the best eReaders and accessories to read in complete freedom, plus films on DVD and Blu-ray, music of all kinds,, toys, gift ideas and stationery products. The entire offer of Italy’s most extensive network of bookstores is always available through free multi-channel services, such as Pick Up Point, to collect in store a product bought online; Prenota e ritira, the possibility of ordering online and paying and collecting in store or at one of Italy’s 11,000 post offices, and Invia a casa, to have delivered at home products bought in a bookstore.
The online buying experience is enhanced also by a broad range of editorial content curated by a staff of experts and enthusiastic readers who every day indicate “what’s new”, promotions and events related to the world of publishing and entertainment. In addition, there are also thematic pointers to the most interesting new titles and news about niche or specialised titles for fans and those in the business.