The grand opening of the Microsoft Store is announced by Microsoft on eBay in the United States. The first-party Microsoft products like Xbox and Surface as well as various Microsoft accessories are offered by eBay’s version, just as the main Microsoft Store. With this good news, Microsoft assures its customers can look forward to “the same safe online shopping experience, return policy and free shipping from the Microsoft Store on eBay that they’ve come to expect on microsoftstore.com.”
To make this partnership more strong, eBay decides to list Microsoft products on a separate Web page. This launch comes in holiday season time, which is difficult for any company to increase their sales of newly launched products. In recent years, in order to ramp the retail presence, Microsoft has been working hard to go to the long way. Microsoft has 81 full-line and specialty retail stores, apart from the online Microsoft Store on eBay and the online Microsoft Store.
If we are comparing Microsoft with Apple or even Samsung, we are finding it very small in spite of growing number of stores. However, eBay is not a small partner. Microsoft notes eBay has more than 124 million active users globally, so it makes sense to capitalize on having own products given special attention on the well-known site.
According to the Microsoft, this partnership stemmed from:”Our customers continue to tell us they want more choice, value and service and appreciate how our stores connect them to the best of Microsoft. This delights us to no end.” It is hard to believe in this sentence however, company wants to extend its retail footprint. Moreover, the relationship with OEMs is also lessening and those businesses that have partnerships with eBay perhaps aren’t too happy.
In an official press release, eBay stated, “The Microsoft Store on eBay will sell Microsoft first-party products, as well as curated products appealing to the eBay community, resulting in a unique shopping experience entirely different from shopping in a brick and mortar store.” Shoppers can get varieties of products like Kinect, Surface accessories, Surface RT, Surface Pro, Xbox 360 and accessories, Microsoft keyboards and mice, and refurbished products. Additionally, the Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 is not available in this store- at least for now.
Shoppers will find the Microsoft Store on eBay like the online Microsoft Store along with Deals section! Check out and get a best experience of shopping…