The bustling streets of fifth Avenue will welcome a new five-storey tenant with the opening of a contemporary Microsoft flagship store. Aesthetically, the store may resemble the layout of the rival Apple store, but the consumer approach is vastly different.
First off, none of the products are tethered to the tables, giving consumers even more incentive to try and test out new gadgets. Through its layout and installations, Microsoft wants consumers to touch and try new things, akin to the manner car dealerships encourage test-driving. Rather than looking and seeing, experiencing the products will get you far more engaged.
Guests are welcome to play Xbox games upstairs and on lower floors, customers are encouraged to sit, work and stay a while with tables and stools. The Microsoft flagship's new approach hopes to engage customers in a personal way and to get them involved in the brand in a much more hands-on manner.
The Microsoft Flagship Store Invites You to Try Out Its New Gadgets
1. Interactive Retail Spaces - The Microsoft flagship store's hands-on approach to engaging customers in trying out and experiencing new gadgets provides an opportunity for interactive retail spaces.
2. Customer Engagement - By creating an environment where customers can touch, try, and stay a while, Microsoft's flagship store aims to enhance customer engagement and create a more personal brand experience.
3. Experiential Marketing - The layout and installations of the Microsoft flagship store represent a trend in experiential marketing, transforming the traditional retail experience into an interactive and immersive one.
1. Consumer Electronics - The interactive nature of the Microsoft flagship store presents an opportunity for the consumer electronics industry to create engaging retail experiences that encourage product exploration and trial.
2. Retail - The hands-on approach of the Microsoft flagship store introduces a disruptive innovation opportunity for the retail industry to reimagine traditional store layouts and create more interactive and experiential spaces.
3. Marketing and Advertising - Microsoft's flagship store showcases the potential for experiential marketing, prompting the marketing and advertising industry to explore new ways to create immersive brand experiences and drive customer engagement.