Closed following the coronavirus crisis, Microsoft stores will not reopen.
Microsoft has just announced the closure of all of its physical stores around the world. A decision that could be expected, the success was not particularly there, unlike the Apple Store, the Apple stores that inspired Microsoft ten years ago. However, the coronavirus crisis has certainly precipitated the closure of Microsoft Stores, after several years of mixed success.
” Our sales have increased online as our product portfolio has evolved into broadly digital offerings, and our talented team has proven to be successful in serving customers beyond any physical location Said David Porter, vice president of Microsoft.
In its statement, the US company explains how its teams provided remote customer service and technical support for small businesses and other customers during the containment. More than 14,000 workshops have been organized to train companies and teachers in teleworking and learning software. An adaptation of the Microsoft teams and its customers which will ultimately be perpetuated.
” With significant growth through its digital storefronts, including Microsoft.com, and its stores on Xbox and Windows, the company will continue to invest in digital innovation through software and hardware “, assures the company.
Microsoft teams will obviously continue to provide information and help the firm’s customers, but at a distance, as was already the case in Europe in particular. It is true that the vast majority of Microsoft Stores were on the other side of the Atlantic (United States and Canada). The closure of these stores will not really have an impact on us.
The “Microsoft Experience Centers” located in London, New York, Sydney and Redmond campus are expected to remain open.