Samsung is opening up some new retail Experience locations across the U.K., similar to what’s launched this time last year at Best Buy locations in North America and existing stores in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland. These locations are opening today and being operated by Carphone Warehouse. There are nine locations total across England.
- Newcastle, Northumberland Street
- Newcastle, Metro
- Liverpool, Paradise Street
- Bradford, Darley Street
- Bristol, Cribbs
- Manchester, Market Street
- Bournemouth, Commercial Street
- London, Oxford Street
- Cardiff, Queen Street
This is great timing, considering the impending launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Any Brits close to one of these locations? Would you be interested in buying your phone from a dedicated Samsung store rather than a carrier retail location?
NEW SAMSUNG ‘EXPERIENCE’ STORES OPEN ACROSS UK
London, 9 April, 2014 –The first new concept Samsung stores in the UK operated by Carphone Warehouse opened today (Wednesday 9 April).
The nine new stores opened at locations in London Oxford Street, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford, Cardiff and Bournemouth. Stores will sell Samsung’s full range of mobiles, tablets, laptops and wearables, including the manufacturers’ new range of devices - the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Fit.
The partnership between Carphone Warehouse and Samsung to provide Samsung Experience Stores across Europe was announced in January, following the opening of three standalone stores operated by Carphone Warehouse in Spain last year. The new UK store roll-out follows the successful opening of 19 stores in Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Ireland in recent weeks. Further stores will open over the coming months in other locations across the UK and Europe.
Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of Carphone Warehouse said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Samsung as its preferred European partner for its experience store rollout. In line with the launch of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 this week we’re opening the first UK stores, including one in the heart of London’s shopping district on Oxford Street. Our Connected World Services business combines Carphone Warehouse’s retailing expertise and systems with one of the world’s biggest brands and will help us make even more lives better through connected technology.”
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “We are committed to providing the most innovative and exciting shopping experience for our customers and our partnership with Carphone Warehouse allows us to do just that. We will be able to offer a unique shopping experience tailored to our customers’ needs as well as giving them access to our wide portfolio of connected mobile products.”