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New features include QR code scanner, in-store pickup option, store stock inventory access and faster check-out
BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 04, 2011 -- Best Buy Canada Ltd. -
1. Best Buy Canada has released the second version of its free iPhone App
2. To date, more than 207,334 Best Buy Canada Apps have been downloaded from the Canadian App Store
3. Downloads for Best Buy Canada's free iPhone App place among the highest downloads in the Canadian App Store for free iPhone apps
Best Buy, Canada's fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products, has launched the second version of the free Best Buy App for the iPhone. This updated app gives Canadians mobile access to everything Best Buy Canada has to offer including the hottest items and deals, store locator, ratings and reviews, and much more. The Best Buy Canada App gives customers access to the latest electronics and the hottest products right from their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
The new app is loaded with innovative features - the ability to browse more than 100,000 items, see what's on sale, check if items are in stock, place orders, arrange in-store pickup, and enjoy an improved checkout experience with shorter wait times. Equipped with a new QR code scanner, this new version of the app makes it easy to scan codes from any product and quickly find additional info online.
Best Buy Canada App downloads place among the highest downloads in the Canadian App Store for free iPhone apps - both for overall placement and in the lifestyle category. There are more than 207,334 Best Buy App downloads to date.
Key Features of the updated Best Buy App:
-- Easily access additional online content using the QR code scanner
-- Place your order right on your device and choose in-store pickup at any Best Buy location
-- See if the item you want is in stock at the closest Best Buy store or online
-- Rate and review products and tell us what you think
-- Check out faster with shorter wait times and an improved checkout experience
-- Browse and search for more than 100,000 products
-- View product details and specifications
-- See what's on sale
-- Find the closest Best Buy and store hours with the geo-location powered Store Locator
-- Save items to your own personal Favourites list
-- Compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad
-- Share on social sites like Twitter, Facebook, or email to a friend
-- Make a purchase right from your device, no matter where you go
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer (www.BestBuy.ca) of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates the Geek Squad (www.GeekSquad.ca), a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home theatre installation and car electronics installation. There are more than 70 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and its local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program described at www.BestBuy.ca/community.
For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit www.BestBuy.ca
Best Buy Canada Ltd.