SEARS UNVEILS CONNECTED SOLUTIONS FLAGSHIP AND IS EXPANDING ASSORTMENT TO HUNDREDS OF LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE AND ONLINE
Designed as Rooms of a Home, the World-Class Showroom Offers One of the Largest Cross-Category Selections of Smart Technology Products to Make Life Easier
PRNewswire, San Bruno, Calif. (June 25, 2015)
Sears, a leading integrated retailer, is launching a Connected Solutions flagship store that simplifies the way people shop for their connected home. Located at The Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno, Calif., it features a living room, kitchen, nursery, workout room, garage and outdoor area, so members can experience the benefits of smart technology firsthand. Nationally, Sears is expanding its Connected Solutions assortment to hundreds of stores, offering one of the industry's largest cross-category selections of smart technology products. Online, members can experience the San Bruno store and shop for an even wider selection of smart products on the new Sears Connected Solutions site.
“Sears continues to be the authority in millions of American homes for products across all categories including appliances, fitness, auto, electronics and home,” said Ryan Ciovacco, president of Consumer Electronics and Connected Solutions, Sears Holdings. “Connected Solutions is smart made simple. It's more than just buying a device - it's creating an environment that allows our members to see how smart technology has the potential to solve problems, save money and make life easier. Online and in stores across the country, we're leveraging our home services expertise, dedicated technology support and installation network to seamlessly meet the needs of our members, from considering what solutions can simplify their lives to setting them up at home.”
The connected home is one of the fastest-growing categories in consumer electronics - in five years everything will be connected. Whether at home or far away, consumers can control and automate just about every light, device and appliance within the home.1
Connected Solutions is organized in the following four categories in-store and online:
- Simply Entertaining - Music and television have never been so connected and controllable throughout the home. Discover the ultimate entertainment experience with Smart TVs, Bluetooth speakers and streaming media players or watch your choice of movies or TV shows anywhere on your tablets or smartphone. Sears offers mobile phone service and data plans from carriers with flexible, no-commitment options.
- Simply Fit - For members looking to track and monitor their steps and sleep habits or get motivated to be active. From connecting your wearable fitness tracker to your bathroom scale or at-home gym equipment, Sears offers a variety of solutions to help achieve your fitness goals.
- Simply Automated - Whether at work or at play, Sears members can experience how to use their smartphone as a remote to automate and control lights, electronics and appliances in their home.
- Simply Secure - From checking in on children or pets through innovative home monitoring solutions to receiving alerts from smoke alarms and doorbells, Sears offers the care and security solutions to give you peace of mind.
Many of the smart technology solutions found at the 4,000 square-foot Connected Solutions store require less than five minutes to set up. For more complex items, expertly trained sales associates can simplify installation. Sears Connected Solutions also offers tech support and maintenance. In addition to the new flagship store, Sears currently has three 2,000 square-foot Connected Solutions shops in the Chicago area and is expanding its Connected Solutions assortment to hundreds of Sears locations nationwide.
For more information about Connected Solutions, visit Sears.com/ConnectedSolutions or see one of our digital kiosks in store.
1Source: BI Intelligence, September 2014 “The Connected-Home Report: Forecasts and Growth Trends for the Leading ‘Internet of Things’ Market”
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard - among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
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