For consumer electronics retailers, there are two very important lessons that can be learned from GameStop's PowerPass misfire.
GameStop has announced that it is now accepting payments via Apple Pay.
If you’ve waited until now to pick up a 3DS XL, and Nintendo’s new, uh, New 3DS XL doesn’t appeal to you for some reason or another, now is your chance to get a deal. As we’ve noticed on Nintendo’s website (and those of other retailers such as GameStop), you can now get a brand-new 3DS XL for 25 dollars less than what it used to cost.
GameStop and its GameStop Technology Institute (GTI) announced Tuesday that it has teamed up with AT&T to "further its focus on delivering to its brick-n-mortar retail stores technology advancements that drive positive customer experiences and accelerate the pace of change within the retail industry."
GameStop has apparently decided to introduce an official GameStop credit card. Good for them, right? It’s only natural to move onto credit cards once you’ve introduced, and continued, a successful rewards program. Honestly, I’m pretty surprised it’s taken them this long. Even relatively unknown retail chains have their own credit cards.
GameStop plans to open 300 to 400 retail locations focused on "other types of electronics," besides gaming, according to a report in Bloomberg's BusinessWeek.
Newegg this week announced the launch of a price-matching program called the Iron Egg Guarantee. The program, which runs through the end of September, offers a lowest price guarantee for all Newegg products that are marked with the special Iron Egg Guarantee badge.