Microsoft will close its physical stores across the world, it has announced.
It said it will “reimagine” its flagships (London, New York City, Sydney, and its Redmond campus location), as Microsoft Experience Centers that do not sell products. But Microsoft’s 80+ standard retail units will close.
The company said its retail staff will work from Microsoft’s corporate facilities to provide sales remotely, as well as training and support. According to a report by The Verge, no layoffs are planned.