With news of Ron Johnson leaving Apple to join JC Penny, Apple’s retail chain is once again in the spotlight.
According to investment bank Needham & Co., Apple’s annual retail sales per square foot have soared to $4,406. Add online sales, which include iTunes, and the number jumps to $5,914.
Which is insane.
Beyond the numbers, WSJ looks at the personality of the Apple Stores. With open expanses, unique features and lots of light, many stores have become hangout spots. Be that as it may, employees are kept to a strict line — no rumors, no guessing, and no confrontations. Most importantly,employees are supposed to find solutions — not products — for customers.
The APPLE steps of service are in the documents, as well:
This was the mantra when I was at Apple Retail, and really is the key to its success.
Article Via AppleInsider