- Starting with 2,700 titles: large-circulation magazines and special-interest periodicals
- Cooperation with Burda Direct: 200 magazines via Amazon.de
- A gift certificate worth up to 35 euros for every Burda subscriber
Munich, November 7, 2002 – Amazon.de, Germany's leading e-commerce retailer, now also offers subscriptions to magazines and periodicals. More than 2,700 different titles are already available. These include Germany's largest-circulation media as well as less widely disseminated special-interest magazines. Each customer who subscribes to a magazine from Burda Publishers via Amazon.de receives a gift certificate for a purchase at Amazon.de worth up to 35 euros.
In cooperation with Burda Direct GmbH, an enterprise of Hubert Burda Media, Amazon.de now offers its customers 200 Burda titles comprising a wide assortment of renowned magazines. Amazon.de makes it quick and easy to subscribe to popular periodicals such as “Focus” newsmagazine, “Focus Money” business magazine, “Elle” and “Freundin” women's magazines, lavishly illustrated “Bunte,” and “Super TV” guide to television broadcasts. Each subscriber receives a gift certificate worth up to 35 euros.
Magazines from other publishing houses are also available. Teenagers will be interested in magazines like “Bravo,” “Mädchen” or “Rolling Stone.” Men's magazines like “Playboy” and “Penthouse” are available. Globetrotters and art aficionados can subscribe via Amazon.de to periodicals such as “Merian,” “Art,” or “Bild der Wissenschaft.” Broadcast guides like “Hörzu” and “TV Spielfilm,” illustrated magazines like “Gala,” and “Der Spiegel” newsmagazine can all be ordered from Amazon.de.
Dr. Stephan Roppel, Amazon.de's book and marketplace director, says: “Alongside the selection of large-circulation titles, we also prioritized the wideness of our spectrum of magazines. Our new service now also makes it simple and convenient to subscribe to niche titles and special-interest items which are rarely available elsewhere from a single source.”
The periodicals are integrated into all search functions on the Amazon site. As is also the case for all other Amazon product categories, the corresponding Web pages offer a product-specific catalog, detailed information, search & browse functions, and help pages.
The subscription itself is handled via Marketplace. Each subscription is for a minimum of one year. The cancellation deadline for a one-year subscription is identical with the usual deadline (six weeks prior to the end of the subscription).
More information about the theme of magazines and periodicals can be found at: www.amazon.de/zeitschriften.