U.S. home appliance retail giant Best Buy has announced the closure of all stores and will instead provide roadside pickup and delivery services,media 9to5mac reported. Best Buy’s response to the outbreak has also been swift. Best Buy originally intended to keep its retail store open, but limited hours and can only have a maximum of 15 customers at a time.
But it was quick lying. Best Buy retail stores will also be closed from Sunday, March 22. Corie Barry, Best Buy’s chief executive, said all in-store purchases would now be delivered by online orders and replaced by roadside pick-ups.
This means that users can place orders on the Best Buy website or best buy app and pick up at their local store. If a customer can’t place an order online, they can go to the store and ask the employee to help.
Best Buy acknowledges that user demand for home-based products and frozen or frozen food has surged due to the outbreak, adding that this could mean longer waits for delivery or replenishment.
In addition, Best Buy promises to pay its hourly workers, who will no longer have to manage stores as they used to. “Based on the average working hours of the past 10 weeks, and at the normal rate of work, all field employees who have been cancelled will be paid for two weeks. “
Best Buy is a major supplier of Apple products and also provides repairs to iPhones and other devices in more than 1,000 locations.