Room shopping: new collaboration between PostNL and 9straatjesonline.com

20140612 Room shopping: new collaboration between PostNL and 9straatjesonline.com

A new way to shop online has been introduced in Amsterdam.

Guests of the stylish hotel The Dylan at the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, can now enjoy not only room service, but also 'room shopping'. An interactive TV screen in the room is giving guests the opportunity to shop in the surrounding shopping district known as 'De 9 straatjes' ('The 9 streets') from the comfort of their hotel room. This compact shopping area is home to around 40 unique shops and boutiques that are gathered at one online platform called www.9straatjesonline.com.

After the item is ordered, it is delivered to the hotel room within 1 hour by means of a specially developed delivery service called PostNL Same Hour Delivery Service. PostNL subsidiary Valid Express picks up the parcel immediately from the shop and brings it directly to the hotel. The courier service uses a bicycle for smaller orders and a car for larger parcels. If the order is less urgent, the customer can also opt for Same Day Delivery Service, which means that the parcel will be delivered to the hotel guest the same day it is ordered.

Not only international guests of The Dylan can take advantage of this fast delivery service, but also residents of Amsterda, who can shop at this online platform of the 9 streets and have their order delivered by Valid Express within the hour or the same day. The Same Day Delivery Service is available to residents for orders placed before 14:00 p.m. and the Same Hour Service for orders placed until 17:30 p.m. Regular customers both in Amsterdam and elsewhere can also opt for evening delivery for regular orders or choose for the early pick up service and pick up the package extra early from the closest post office.