- Posted by Johanna on June 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm
- Category: Comic News
Robot 6 reports on a new Manhattan delivery service. Zipments is working with Midtown Comics to sign up users for their delivery program. For a fee of $9.99 (special offer $4.99 for the first order), you can select your comics on the website, then get them brought to you on Wednesday. You can also order back issues from the past month.
It’s about time someone did something like that in a dense urban area (which makes it economically viable). Instant gratification, like digital provides, with the added bonus of an actual print item.
Based on their website, Midtown offers 15% off, which makes a $3.99 comic $3.39, for a 60-cent savings. Which means, if you order 17 or more comics, you’ve paid for the delivery fee. For heavy users, this could be great. However, you don’t get to browse the same way. A lot of subscribers like their Wednesday pilgrimages, becoming a regular, saying hi to the staff, and scanning the shelves.
Would you be interested in such a service, if you live in a city?