Scratch yesterday’s report. Best Buy is reopening car audio installation in 600 to 700 locations around the nation in July, according to three industry members.
Additionally, we spoke to Best Buy shops in Colorado and Connecticut that both said they are currently scheduling car audio appointments starting July 23.
With sales booming at many car audio specialists, industry members question whether some of that plus business is due to Best Buy’s closure of their installation bays earlier in the pandemic.
About 1000 Best Buy car audio shops offered car audio installation prior to the pandemic.
Best Buy did not respond to our inquiry and we have no word on when the remaining locations will reopen installation.
“My suggestion on what to do if a retailer wanted to be proactive to the re-opening (if they saw Best Buy promoting it), would be to ensure they review with staff their sales process on why clients should choose their store, and prepare some social media posts and ads to run promoting their facility, install quality and staff expertise.”