Microsoft has announced the closure of all their retail stores worldwide. The outlets will stop working forever, said in a press release. In Russia, Microsoft sites was not.
Exceptions are made for four locations: in new York city (on Fifth Avenue), London, Sydney (in the shopping center Westfield Sydney) and Redmond. They will turn into “centres of expertise” — the kind of galleries where users will be able to get acquainted with the device before purchase. The goods there will not be sold.
the Layoffs with the closure of shops is not followed, told The Verge the company. A change of strategy in retail sales due to a desire to shift the focus on e-Commerce. The website Microsoft.com as well as online stores for Xbox and Windows “is visited monthly by over 1.2 billion people in 190 markets,” explained Microsoft.
the First Microsoft Store opened in 2009. You could buy like own the company’s products, including the Surface and Xbox, and computers from other manufacturers. Also in stores were held master classes and repair services.
According to The Verge, all Microsoft Store planned to close next year, however, the situation of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 accelerated this process.