Hubside launches its own retail network
Launched in 2020, Hubside.Store is a community of franchised stores at the heart of digital usage. The brand is dedicated to bringing all the experiences of the connected world to life and making technology accessible to all, as part of an environmentally responsible approach.
Hubside.Store offers a wide range of new and refurbished products: more than 100 smartphones, multimedia devices (TV, tablets, laptops…), connected objects and many accessories. The brand also offers a range of packaged and personalised services within its own stores : repair and recycling area, multimedia and urban mobility equipment rental (drones, electric scooters, go-karts, game consoles, etc.), multimedia insurance, support with website creation, photo printing, Click & Collect service, etc
Hubside.Store is a real place for living and communicating. Hubside.Store fosters the human side by cultivating proximity and a relationship of trust with its consumers. More than just a simple shop, the space has been designed as a place for living and communicating where consumers can test products and benefit from tailor-made advice.
After a successful launch in France, the network began its international expansion: in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2021, the Group will have 100 stores open in France and Europe and 500 by 2023. To support this ambitious launch, the company is recruiting 250 people. Hubside.Store expects to achieve a business volume of €100 million in 2021.
This development is part of a desire to become the benchmark player in the design and omnichannel distribution of services dedicated to the connected and lifestyle universe.
“We are proud to say today, with the launch of Hubside.Store, that physical stores still have a place in our societies. Indeed, they remain the preferred channel for consumers who seek human contact and need real-world experiences. In our eyes, the retailers of the future will be the ones who can put human and emotional factors back into the heart of the point of sale. We believe that digital should enrich and amplify the in-store customer experience. We want to offer a concept in line with current expectations and consumer values. It is built around 5 pillars: supporting more responsible consumption, offering innovative services, putting people at the heart of the purchasing experience, making technology accessible to all and offering the best of phygital.” Sadri Fegaier, CEO of Hubside.Store