Last May, Best Buy Canada announced it would expand its retail offerings by allowing approved and trusted third party sellers to sell their goods online, a similar strategy currently employed by Amazon.ca. With today’s latest Best Buy Canada iPhone app update, version 4.0 launches the new Marketplace for iOS users on the go.
What’s New in Version 4.0
We’ve made some improvements!
· Image gallery issues have been fixed
· We’ve launched Best Buy Marketplace!
· Access thousands more products
· Items will be sold and shipped by trusted, hand-picked sellers
· Purchases are managed by Best Buy so they’re still safe and secure
· Minor bug fixes
With Best Buy Marketplace, sellers allow the electronics giant retailer to list their goods and to process payments. Sellers will then ship directly to customers, with full control over shipping costs and return policies.
Best Buy explains to sellers they can take advantage of the “millions” of visitors to BestBuy.ca and expand the reach of their business, which includes exclusive selling rights on their product for 6 months.
We did a quick search in the app to try and find a third party seller of random items, but nothing turned up (Best Buy wants to sell everything now, I see). Let us know if you end up buying an item from a third party seller within the Best Buy Canada app.
Click here to download Best Buy Canada in the App Store.