Best Buy to open in-store Samsung shops
Richardson, Texas — Samsung Electronics and Best Buy Co. have entered into a partnership to install Samsung in-store shops in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the U.S. beginning this month.
By early May, 900 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores will feature the “Samsung Experience Shop,” with the remainder launching by early summer.
The shops, which will feature Samsung’s full range of mobile products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected cameras and accessories, will vary in size, with the largest being approximately 460 square feet. Within the larger shops, the Samsung Connected Solutions area will offer a place for customers to see how easily Samsung devices connect and share content across multiple screens.
“We look forward to showcasing Samsung products in the Samsung Experience Shop in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations. This is part of our Renew Blue transformation strategy – working closely with vendor partners to innovate and drive value, while also updating our stores to focus on growing and profitable categories,” said Shawn Score, head of U.S. retail for Best Buy.
Sport Chalet rolls out same day delivery service
LOS ANGELES — Sport Chalet has launched a new service that it will give customers the opportunity to order merchandise online and have it delivered the same day.
"We continue to look for ways to enhance our customer’s shopping experience. Sometimes there just is not enough time for a customer to visit our stores and this new service solves that problem. After a customer makes their selection on our website, our Experts will locate the item(s) then deliver the merchandise that same day," said Craig Levra, chairman and CEO of Sport Chalet. "In addition, for those customers who have rented gear from us and do not want to make the drive back to one of our stores, we will drive to their home or office and retrieve the gear for them."
Order today, deliver today service is available to residents and businesses in most of California as well as the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area, the Greater Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area, and most of Salt Lake City, Utah.
SecureNet exceeds in $19 billion in annual transaction volume
AUSTIN, Texas — SecureNet Payment Systems, an innovative payment technology company directly connected to the major card networks, announced the company has exceeded $19 billion in annual transaction volume and increased its number of merchant partners to over 16,000. Additionally, SecureNet announced four new merchant service provider partnerships that will greatly expand the company’s rapidly growing network of partners.
“This is a significant milestone for us in both business development and customer adoption,” said Brent Warrington, CEO of SecureNet. “By enabling our partners and merchants to easily integrate with our technology through a library of sophisticated APIs, we give them the keys to our payment operating system, PayOS, and allow them to build and control their own payments technology roadmap. Our partners and merchants continue to validate the growing demand for agile, multi-channel payment technology and the strength of SecureNet’s position leading the way in the emerging payments landscape through our cloud-based technology and flexible architecture.”
SecureNet’s new partners include:
• COCARD is a network of certified, independent payment professionals seeking to maximize individual business strategies, within the payment processing arena, for their registered ISO’s and agent resellers.
• DSI Net is a financial transactions consulting firm for small to medium sized companies, offering first class merchant services at reduced, wholesale cost.
• Signa Pay is an all-inclusive, wholesale processing network of ISO’s, agents, VARs, associations and banks providing services and resources to help members maximize their merchant acquisition efforts and overall revenue generation for their merchant portfolios.
• Vantage Payments is a merchant services provider delivering exceptional payment solutions, individualized business planning and value added consulting services to all types of merchants around the globe.