Future Shop shutting its doors to Canadian’s, means around fifteen hundred employees are left without a job, but CKNW’s Business Analyst says consumers won’t suffer all that much – if at all.
While Future Shop will be consolidating around half of its Canadian Stores with Best Buy and shutting down the rest, CKNW Business Analyst Robert Levy says there’s not much of a shift that consumers need to worry about.
“For consumers they have a reason to go to Best Buy because they can put their hands on the merchandise that they’re going to purchase. So, when there’s online you always have that risk of you don’t actually see it until you’ve bought it and paid for it.”
As to whether the commission side at Future Shop played in to it, Levy can’t say for sure…but he says he can speculate it had a role in shutting down the Canadian locations.