Google to open official retail stores in the U.S. by the end of 2013


Recently we reported that Google was planning to open its retail headquarters in Dublin, and it seems Google is pulling all the stops to get its products into the hands of consumers. So much so that a report has surfaced claiming Google will have its own retail stores up and running by the end of 2013 just in time for the holiday season. Our sources says that the main products that will be featured in the retail stores are Google Nexus devices, Google Chromebooks and future devices that have yet to be released. As of today, Google has several in-store kiosks, called Chrome-Stores, featured in some Best Buy locations in the U.S. and several PC World stores in the UK.

Currently the most popular way of purchasing a product from Google is by way of online purchasing. A stand alone retail store might prove for greater customer service as well as an ease of mind for those leery about online purchasing. What do you guys think about Google’s possible retail stores? Let us know your feedback in the comments below.

Source: 9to5Google

  • lagnis

    Great idea to improve customer service. Can return defective items in store. Puts them on a level playing field with Walmart and Staples.

    • Nathan Alvarez

      I agree. I believe customer service will skyrocket due to this inception of retail stores. I am hoping that customer service will rival that of Apple since Chrome books and Nexus devices are made from Google themselves and not a 3rd party OEM.