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Beta Testing Area

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by EthanPollak on ‎05-14-2019 12:24 PM

I am a consistent BestBuy customer and have went to many retail locations to buy everything from headphones to new TVs. I love the fact that BestBuy is always stocked with the latest and greatest technologies however I think it would be a huge value add for them to add emphasis on upcoming innovations as well. 

 

If BestBuy allocates a small portion of space in its retail locations to displaying extremely innovative technologies that are yet to be released or have literally just been brought to market I think it would draw more attention to the stores and lead to more in-person traffic. This area could be dedicated to things like beta testing upcoming technology, displaying the designs for new innovations, and more. This would get people talking and make BestBuy a destination as well as get customers to come back and hopefully purchase the item at a later time when it's released. An example of this would be having a beta testing area for Google's new cloud based gaming innovation called Stadia. Many people want to try it but simply do not have access and I know for a fact that I would drive to a local BestBuy in order to get the experience of trying Stadia and seeing how it performs. This could lead me to purchasing something else in the store too that I didn't even intend on getting when I walked in.

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by Emerging Expert
on ‎05-14-2019 12:42 PM

Personally I love checking out new technology.  The idea has great merit.

 

However, I don't see it becoming much of a reality with Best Buy unless the Brand itself show cases it.

 

Sony in the past has showcased emerging technology as well as Samsung. 

 

 

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎06-02-2019 12:38 PM
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