Microsoft Store online is a chain of stores and online shopping site that retails all products owned and operated by Microsoft. These products directly deal with computers, computer software and consumer electronics. These stores and online platforms aim to help consumers know more about their PC products and software purchases.
The Microsoft Store offers known PCs and tablet products and accessories from brands like Microsoft, HP, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Sony, etc. These products aren’t sold off to consumers with the need to preinstall demos or trialware. Rather they come with pre-installed free trials of certain products and third-party software that expire after a specified time. Microsoft store also offers Office packages for mobile devices running the Windows Phone OS, Xbox 360 and Xbox One game consoles.
Their help Desk helps with questions related to Windows, Office, and other Microsoft products. While the retail stores offer class sessions to equip the consumer with better knowledge of their devices and software as well as individual appointments for these classes.
Microsoft Retail Stores
Microsoft Stores have almost same concept with the Apple Store which has helped largely on their path to success. The entire idea revolves around ensuring a higher level of customer satisfaction and impacting in each consumer’s life. In order to ensure the impact will be of value to each user, they took to employing “Technical Advisers”. These advisers are readily available to answer all technical questions and issues of all customers. There’s also the “Specialists” that gives customers detailed training on how to get the most out of their software and game consoles.
Microsoft Stores opened after the Windows 7 launch, in Scottsdale, Arizona and Mission Viejo, California. These were the first two stores within the week of the launch. More retail stores have since opened in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, and Washington.
The first store outside the U.S. was recorded in 2012, including the first eight stores in Canada. In North America, the first set of stores opened November 12, 2015, and in 2017 Microsoft announced its new store on Regent Street in London.
Amidst all these, it’s important to know that at the 2011 Professional Developers Conference, the company announced its zeal to open at least 75 new stores within the next three years. So far I think the deals are being set in place and more records will be broken soon for the company.
What Microsoft Store Online Offers
Microsoft Store Online is the successor of Windows Marketplace, owned and operated by Microsoft. They both focused on selling Microsoft software and hardware, as well as Microsoft Signature PCs and selected third-party software and products. Generally, the online offers the following benefits:
- Free shipping, every day
- Satisfaction guaranteed
- Instant software downloads
- Live support with an expert for any issue
- …and lots more
The website is currently existing in 228 markets worldwide and is able to accept orders from, and ship to other European countries as well.