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Media Central Station

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by on ‎10-10-2012 05:05 PM

I read another customer's grievance for the shrink in media selection. I've always felt the same way. Also felt that it was hard to look around because everything on the shelves were packed so close together. On one occasion when I was shopping at the Roseville Best Buy store in the media section, this idea came to me:

 

If space-issue resulted in the shrink in media selection and space, perhaps Best Buy could set-up a "media central station". It would be set-up like the Genius Bar in Apple stores with computers on the counters and customers would be able to sit down on stools. They could peruse on the computers through a customized browser interface that displays all physical media (Blu-ray, Xbox-360, CD, etc.) currently available in-stock at that Best Buy location (or to see other nearby locations if the customer chooses to). The computer should also be locked down to have it only be able to use this application. The interface would also display other things such as: synopsis, director, actors, rating, etc. When the customer sees the title(s) they want, they can call up an associate (who may be behind the counter if this station is set-up at Soution Central) or press a "need assistance" button on the browser at which time an Associate would be alerted to go and help out the customer.  The Associate would then go to the backroom to retrieve the media for the customer. At this time, the Associate may ask the customer if they need anything else. 

 

In the future, this customized interface/workstation could be expanded to other departments. If a customer can't find that perfect earbud, they can hop on one of these terminals, sit comfortably, and find that perfect earbud on Bestbuy.com. If a customer uses this terminal while they're still in the store and makes a purchase, then this prevents the customer from going home and making an earbud purchase through another online competitor.   

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Dotcom Lounge

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by on ‎10-03-2012 08:59 PM

Provide an area that is a physical extension of BestBuy.com. If a customer doesn't find something in the store, rather than usher them to a kiosk, make it a seperate area of the store. That way .com isn't something that's on their phone or at a kiosk; it's a physical entity within the store. Something other dotcoms can't provide.

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Product Fulfillment

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by on ‎09-30-2012 08:19 PM

It seems to take a while for product to get to customers. With that said maybe the warehouses should be moved to Memphis (or surrounding area) and Louisville. Both locations are major hubs one for FedEx and the other UPS. This would help get product across the country swiftly and efficiently. This could even help with competing with Amazon and help with ship to store  orders.

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I realize the title of my posting may be a little bit crazy,  or not understandable, but one of the companies Best Buy owns, Future shop has their online forums tied into their website that allows a guest when browsing the site , to ask a question. The question then comes onto the forums, and people have a chance to answer and vote on it. The one with the most votes at the end of the "Kudoing" gets marked as a good answer and the reply is sent back to the anonymous guest.

 

I can see where this system can get abused by spam, and lots of people hate to use those god awful reCaptcha systems, but forums integration with the Best Buy site, would be a pretty neat next step for how BestBuy.com functions.

Status: We Did It!

On the lower-right of many product category pages a link to the appropriate product board is provided there, and on some BestBuy.com pages individual threads are linked to on BestBuy.com. In addition a customer can now post questions to Best Buy Unboxed directly from the Questions and Answers portion of our companies Facebook page. We continue to integrate all parts of Best Buy online.

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It's become clear confirmed by local employees at my local Best Buy Store that they won't be carrying physical game discs anymore because their research led to believe that people download games more then buy them on disc

 

That is fine, as I don't have anymore room for them to be honest. But Best Buy has potential in their download platform and not everyone can use a credit card online to use your services. I remember back in the day purchasing a new game along with a new computer. Don't think this is possible anymore.

 

Also, maybe partner up with the digital gaming service STEAM and sell Steam Wallet Vouchers people can purchase in the store and load into their wallet so they don't have to use their credit cards online.

 

Please continue to be my store of digital technology awesomeness and give more love to PC Gamers.

 

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Returns

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by on ‎09-27-2012 11:51 AM

 

Model: NBC205 | SKU: 4228675

Norazza Blue Crane Digital DVD Camera Training Video Guide - 74 Minute

Sale: $23.68


Since the change in store of not having asset protection at the doors, there is no way to identify if the product that a customer is returning came from a purchase they did prior or if they just took the item off the shelf.

 I am a loyal customer to Macy's, and they have an easy way of identifying just such thing. When an item is rung up through the POS system, there is a tracking purchase SKU sticker ( its very small and its yellow) and that SKU is scanned and placed on the product.  This helps when the item is  returned without a receipt. For  Best Buy, this would help us reduce shrink, by us identifying if it was bought previously, if someone just took the item off the shelf, and if an item comes into the store without a receipt, and there was no reward zone attached. This would also help with after Christmas returns. Even though many associates  will offer gift receipts, we all know that the day after Christmas, there are many many items brought in without a receipt. Im sure the cost of doing this will benefit  not only best buy, but the customers who bring in items that were gifts.

 With not having Asset protection at the door, there is no way to identify a legitimate return.

   

                                                                                         Thank you for your time

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There is a trend going around where people on various sites are ordering games now and waiting for the day of the sale,they kiow that bestbuy will adjust the price the day of the sale.This is another way stock to get ate up for online orders.

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There are people they make it thier job too purchase multiple copies of games not to give as presents but too resale for profit,bestbuy could possible limit purchases of each game thats on sale to one per customer.

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