Wincor Nixdorf provides technology for Best Buy to open new stores in China
Best Buy, a global consumer electronics retailer, has adopted Wincor Nixdorf’s New Store Opening solution to support its business in China.
The US-based consumer electronics retailer awarded Wincor Nixdorf with a contract to open six new stores in China, as part of its strategic expansion program in the world’s most populated country. Wincor Nixdorf completed the project in four months to ensure Best Buy’s stores were operational in time for the respective official store openings and will continue to provide ongoing support services.
Point of Sale (POS) systems were installed at the six stores, with Wincor Nixdorf providing the project management for the wireless network and IP telephony system implementation. The Germany-based global provider of end-to-end solutions to retailers and retail banks also provided third party product procurement and other crucial IT system set ups in the stores.
Wincor Nixdorf provided Best Buy with a consistent and standard IT infrastructure in order for the retailer to concentrate on its core business of servicing end customers. In addition, Best Buy was able to eradicate the need for multiple vendors creating efficiency with a single window of contact with Wincor Nixdorf.
In 2007 Best Buy opened its first store in Shanghai, providing Chinese consumers with a brand new consumer electronics shopping experience compared with what was available in the local market. Best Buy has more than 1,000 stores worldwide.
New Store Opening aims to facilitate the entry of global retailers into new markets by providing them with a complete information and communications (IT) infrastructure that is ready for operation and integrated into the group’s overall system landscape. “This means the retailer can concentrate fully on setting up and launching the business, while relying on Wincor Nixdorf to install the necessary IT infrastructure,” said Leow Meow Kee, Asia Pacific Vice President and Head of Services at Wincor Nixdorf.
The New Store Opening solution provides a global solution that includes consulting services, preparing the optimum IT and hardware configuration and the control of all suppliers and partners.