What are Apple's "requirements" for an apple store?

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  1. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    What does apple look at when looking for places with apple retail stores?
     
  2. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    average income of the surrounding area... population...
     
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  4. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    No less than 25+ Starbucks franchises and at least one Banana Republic within a 3 mile radius.
     
  5. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    were getting our first starbux sometime around june, does that count? :D
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's all about revenue per square foot, I think... Apple has among the highest revenue per square foot of any retail chain. I don't think they'll open a store anyplace where the market projections don't support a number at least as high as their corporate average....
     
  7. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    That's true... They average between $2K to $5K per sqft ... As i read that online somewhere... :eek:
     
  8. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    they ask your zip code when you shop...that tells them where their customers come from-- if there are enough from a certain area, there could be a future store there (i worked for a retailer who used a similar technique)
     
  9. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    I've never been asked my zip / postal code when I've been to an Apple shop either here in the UK or in the US.
     
  10. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    Probably was talking about the online Apple Store.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Apple looks for shopping malls with a Dell Direct Kiosk, and obliterates it.
     
  12. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    guess it worked, cause dell got rid of their Kiosks...
     
  13. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    I've been asked for my postcode everytime I've bought something from an Apple Store!
     
  14. n00basaur macrumors regular

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    Basically some place that looks like Colorado St in Pasadena CA. Hip/trendy and crap.
     
  15. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    IMO, they were the absolute dumbest idea to begn with -- it was destined for failure. What the hell was the logic in it? Why would anyone buy a computer, in person, that they couldn't take home immediately?
     
  16. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    protest it.
     
  17. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's something they're supposed to ask, but not everybody does then. I'm a bit surprised I've never been asked though. It's not like I buy something in there all the time, but I've probably made 8 - 12 purchases from various stores and not one has ever asked me.
     
  18. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps the employees are too lazy? Where I worked and we asked (not all the time, but when they were doing a "survey"), everyone was very diligent about asking in the beginning, but towards the end they just put in their own zip code rather than ask. Also, they may not ask every time if you have shopped there with a credit card before because your info is in the system already
     
  19. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    everywhere I shop I'm asked for my zip code, regardless of whether it's Apple Store, the grocery store or Macy's. I assumed it was the norm nowadays.
     
  20. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    There's still one in Chinook Center in Calgary, AB. It could be the saddest little thing ever. :D
     
  21. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    They even beat Tiffany. (source)

    To be honest there are loads of places that should have stores, but don't just yet.
     
  22. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    Well why haven't they opened in Dublin yet? The place is dripping in money, the city has a population of over one million, and Ireland is Apple's European headquarters. Grr. :mad:
     
  23. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Well Dublin has 2/3rds of the Apple mix but the last 1/3rd is location.....
     
  24. canucks-17 macrumors regular

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    They only have 4 stores in Canada! 3 of which are in Toronto. I wish they would put one in Vancouver.
     
  25. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    No way.. Calgary. :D
     

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