Amazon.ca Offers Canadian Customers Guaranteed Release-Date Delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
Amazon.ca Teams with Canada Post to Deliver the Final Harry
Potter Book to Customers' Doorsteps on July 21 for the Same Price as Express
SEATTLE - May 30, 2007 - Just as it has done for previous Harry Potter books, Amazon.ca today confirmed that it has teamed with Canada Post to deliver "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" to the doorsteps of excited fans across Canada on Saturday, July 21, the same day the book goes on sale to the public. Release-date delivery, which is the same price as Amazon.ca's express shipping, is guaranteed to qualified addresses in Canada or the cost of the book will be refunded.
"We are excited to once again offer Amazon.ca customers guaranteed Saturday delivery for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,'" said Julie Todaro, director of Amazon.ca. "Our agreement with Canada Post means tens of thousands of Harry Potter fans across Canada can start reading the final Harry Potter book the day it's released without having to stand in long lines or stay up all night to do it."
Offered at $22.50, a 50 percent discount, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," became Amazon.ca's current No. 1 bestselling book the same day it became available for pre-order on February 1, 2007. Amazon.ca saw an 825 percent increase in first-day pre-orders of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" compared to the sixth book. The seventh and final book has been so popular with Amazon.ca customers that the online retailer sold more copies of it in the first 30 hours than the company did of the sixth book in the first 30 days of its pre-order period.
"Canada Post is proud to work with Amazon.ca to make sure Canadian Muggles coast to coast get 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' in their hands the first day it's available," said Louis O'Brien, president of the Parcels Division at Canada Post. "We salute our dedicated employees who are working on a Saturday to make this all happen.
To place an order for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and to explore Amazon.ca's entire selection of Harry Potter products - including books, DVDs, computer and video games, journals and stationery, and more - visit www.amazon.ca/harrypotter.
Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) is part of the global family of Amazon Web sites that have become known for great prices, selection, and convenience. Amazon.ca customers can find and discover millions of English and French books, CDs, videos, and DVDs as well as a vast array of software, video games, and consoles--all at everyday low prices. Amazon.ca also offers FREE Super Saver Shipping, available on orders of $39 or more delivered to a single Canadian address. Amazon.ca sources products directly from Canadian publishers and distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content. Features such as original editorial reviews in English and French and product recommendations help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them among the site's broad selection. Through Amazon Marketplace, Amazon.ca customers can conveniently buy and sell used, new, and collectible merchandise on the same pages where Amazon.ca sells those items new.
To ensure all orders are delivered to customers quickly and efficiently, Amazon.ca works with Canada Post, one of the world's most progressive postal companies. Orders placed at Amazon.ca are fulfilled and shipped from within Canada by Assured Logistics, a part of the Canada Post Group of Companies.
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