Best Buy Display | Camera Experience Shop

Overview: New digital imaging store layout called the Camera Experience Shop in which Sony participates with their own freestanding display able to assort ~18 SKUs plus additional camera lenses. Best Buy launched 6 pilot store locations with the participation of Canon and Nikon, in addition to Sony, with the objective of competing with camera specialty shops that historically have a wider assortment and deeper knowledge of premium and DSLR cameras.

Channels: Best Buy stores, 6 locations (Denver, CO; Schaumberg, IL; Downers Grove, IL; Boston, MA; New York; NY; Alpharetta, GA).

Project Role: This project was transitioned to me during the installation of the display. I took over as project lead to see through installation and repair & maintenance (R&M) plan. I worked with the display manufacturer (AGI), security vendors (InVue and MTi), print vendor (The Bernard Group), and creative agency (Catapult) to finish display execution and gather feedback from the shopfront to prepare for graphic refreshes as new SKUs have been added to the display and in anticipation of Best Buy expanding this experience to additional locations.

Results: Shopper feedback has been extremely positive since the launch in April 2014 with anecdotes that customers didn’t realize Sony had such a wide assortment of premium interchangeable lenses. Sony’s credibility in the digital imaging category is greatly improving as a result of this new freestanding display.

Sony Freestanding Display