Nike Inc., the American multinational footwear manufacturer, has opened a new cutting-edge 68,000 square foot flagship store in New York City. The new store is expected to change the way consumers shop for their favorite sneakers and apparel.
Named as the “House of Innovation 000”, this six-level store would give its customers an enthralling shopping experience by combining traditional shopping with a futuristic shopping experience through the app.
Heidi O’Neill, president of Nike Direct, said that the store would offer an experience which would be personal and responsive, but at the same time would be as easy and fast as a mobile shopping experience.
Revolving around the innovation theme, the store would offer the following innovative and unique solutions to its customers.
First, using Nike’s app, shoppers can scan QR codes on mannequins and apparel to see whether size and color of their choice is available, then send the items to a fitting room or pick up spot -- freeing customers from having to carry clothing while shopping.
Second, there wouldn't be any cash registers in the store, as customers would now be able to check out nearly anywhere in the store as part of the new instant checkout feature, where one just scans, pays and leaves.
Third, with a focus on customization, the store would give the opportunity to its customers to create a totally unique product for themselves through Nike’s Sneaker Bar, which would give them access to Nike’s dip-dyeing, footwear printing, embroidery, footwear patches, lasering, as well as a full footwear accessory bar of laces, zippers and tongue tags.
The store, according to the company, is just like a museum wherein on the fifth floor it would have the largest concentration of Nike footwear from around the globe.