Meta announced the opening of its first-ever store in the last week of April. “Today, we’re announcing Meta Store — our first physical retail space, which will open May 9 on our campus in Burlingame, California. In the Meta Store, you’ll be able to get hands-on experience with all our hardware products.”The store goes live today.
As announced by Meta in its release, “Through interactive demos, you can make video calls to retail associates with Meta Portal, learn how Ray-Ban Stories can help you stay present with the world around you, and explore the magic of VR with a first-of-its-kind immersive Meta Quest 2 demo. We’re also making it easier to shop Meta Portal, Ray-Ban Stories, and Meta Quest all in one place.”
They have also started the online store of Meta where you can directly shop and for the offline experience, their new store goes live today. The company wants its users to interact with everything. “We want you to pick stuff up. We want you to feel it.”
At roughly 1,550 square feet, the Meta Store has a relatively small footprint for an engaging experience. The Meta store is launched near Reality Labs HQ, where they are building the Metaverse.
The head of the store, Martin Gilliard said, “Having the store here in Burlingame gives us more opportunity to experiment and keep the customer experience core to our development. What we learn here will help define our future retail strategy. Ultimately, our goal with the Meta Store is to show people what’s possible with our products today, while giving a glimpse into the future as the metaverse comes to life — and hopefully demystifying that concept a bit in the process.”
“Starting May 9, the store will be open Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT. It’s located at 322 Airport Blvd in Burlingame, California. You’ll be able to purchase Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 2 accessories, and Meta Portal devices. If you’re interested in purchasing Ray-Ban Stories, a retail associate will help you order them.”
As the Metaverse continues expanding being the current techiest update, we can expect more in the coming months.
Source: Facebook Newsroom