Future Shop was born in 1982 right here in Vancouver, BC, opening a storefront on W. Broadway. Thirty years later, the company is Canada’s largest retailer and etailer of consumer electronics and bringing an impressive multi-channel experience back to the Lower Mainland by opening a new store concept called “Futureshop.ca.” VancityBuzz recently toured the 5,000 sq. ft. store – it’s smallest among their 149 storefronts (an average Future Shop measure 27,000 sq. ft.). The new store carries the top 1,000 or so products and has tablets and desktop computers spread throughout their stores and staff to purchase upwards to 60,000 skus through their website. It has an open and modern feel to it, with clean sightlines. The Futureshop.ca store officially opens tomorrow, Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. PST.
“We are pleased to invite customers in the lower mainland to experience our incredible multi-channel retail storefront, combining the strengths of our knowledgeable Product Experts and brick-and-mortar stores, with our robust eCommerce and mCommerce offerings,” said Sanath Munasinghe, Vice President of Store Design, Construction and Properties, Future Shop. “Not only can customers purchase our top selling products in-store, they can order line extensions and our expanded assortment, such as baby care, tools, furniture and luggage with the convenience of shipping to a preferred address, or next day pickup.”
The store has some exciting shopping options for customers. Product seen in the store can be bought on the spot through a Product Expert equipped with a transactional tablet, or at a traditional sales terminal. Purchases made online from the Futureshop.ca store will have several expedient delivery options:
- · In-store. Orders placed at the Futureshop.ca store will have their orders delivered to the store the very next day (Monday through Friday).
- · Ship anywhere in Canada. Customers can speak with our Product Experts within the Futureshop.ca store and arrange to ship orders anywhere in Canada. Free shipping applies to orders $20 or more.
- · Ship to another Future Shop location. Customers can have their orders delivered to any one of 149 Future Shop stores in Canada, free.
To celebrate the opening this weekend, the Futureshop.ca store will be offering door-crasher deals on today’s hottest tech. The first 200 customers who place orders and ship to the store or preferred mailing address will receive a free gift card ($10 to a maximum of $50). Additionally, on Saturday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST, local soccer stars, Burnaby’s Christine Sinclair, Brittany Timko and Emily Zurrer of Canada’s Olympic Women’s Soccer Team who won bronze at London 2012, will be meeting fans and adorning their medals.
Adding further excitement to the grand opening of the Futureshop.ca store, an in-store, web-based contest called “Check-out Challenge” will be offered from November 2-4, 2012. Check-out Challenge gives customers the chance to win amazing prizes by playing a fun-filled game simulating a virtual shopping spree.
Check out the store at 1076 Marine Dr., or visit them online.
Futureshop.ca Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST