Best Buy to Launch 600 Windows Stores in US, Canada
Microsoft and Best Buy have collaborated to create 500 Windows Stores in Best Buy locations across the United States and in more than 100 stores within Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada.
Ranging in size from 1,500 square feet to 2,200 square feet, the Windows Store will enable consumers to purchase a range of products and accessories, including Windows-based tablets and PCs, Windows Phones, Microsoft Office and Xbox.
Each store will feature a space highlighting Windows scenarios across devices; a showcase section with Windows-based PC form factors such as ultrabooks, convertibles, detachables and all-in-ones, including portable devices; and a standalone area featuring Microsoft Surface.
In addition to the Microsoft specialists already working across Best Buy locations, the alliance will add more than 1,200 Best Buy Microsoft-trained sales associates.