Raspberry Pi opens its inaugural brick-and-mortar retail store
Category: #retail  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2019-02-11
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Raspberry Pi opens its inaugural brick-and-mortar retail store

Raspberry Pi is one among the many online retailers that is expanding offline to gain more customers.

Raspberry Pi has reportedly opened its very first brick-and-mortar store in the UK. The latest move is said to be in line with the current online retail trend and the store is located on the first floor of Cambridge’s Grand Arcade.

As per trusted sources, the Raspberry Pi store is open to customers every day and not only sells Raspberry Pi micro-computers, peripherals and magazines, but also accessories like soft toys, branded coffee mugs and much more. Sources further revealed that the opening of the store is being planned to coincide with the brand’s latest release of the Raspberry Pi starter kit, available at £80, comprising the most recent Pi3 Model B+ along with a mouse, keyboard, power supply unit, SD card, HDMI cable and a book guiding users about the basics of Pi.

As per a report by Wired, Raspberry Pi is not the only brand that is expanding offline, given that other major brands including Amazon are in the queue, experimenting with physical stores. Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar grocery store in January 2018.

Eben Upton, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Raspberry Pi, was recently quoted saying that the launch of a physical store was aimed at letting people have a hands-on experience with the products of Raspberry Pi. He further affirmed that the store offers its potential customers a great opportunity to learn about Raspberry Pi, and at the same time, gives them a clearer picture of their needs. The new starter kit has been designed to make this process more convenient for the new users.

Raspberry Pi is the brainchild of Raspberry Pi Foundation, the promoter of computer science studies in educational institutions, as well as the developer of Raspberry Pi computers that are small, credit card-sized devices serving as the building block of a fully-functional computer. Backed by this device, users can set up working PCs (personal computers) or machines that help controlling their technologically connected homes.



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