FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RadioShack is stocking its shelves with innovative products and debuting exceptional services to enable customers to gift smarter than ever this holiday season.
"Our exclusive lineup of Christmas gifts, expanded assortment of private-label products and new industry-leading payment options make RadioShack the smart place to shop this season," said Joe Magnacca, chief executive officer at RadioShack. "RadioShack's knowledgeable associates are ready to serve customers to ensure they find the perfect gift at the right price with our expanded price-match guarantee."
Outsmart Holiday Gifting
Smart shopping starts with finding the right gift the first time. RadioShack's curated selection of interactive toys and innovative products are topping must-have lists this season.
Smart Toys: littleBits, creator of educational electronic modules, is making its national retail debut at RadioShack. Base kits start at $99.99 with additional pieces, such as buttons, batteries, buzzers, dimmers and LEDs from $4.99. RadioShack is the exclusive brick-and-mortar retailer of littleBits' cloudBit product, which is the easiest way to create an internet-connected device – perfect for the tech-savvy teen ($59.99). For a toy that can also help teach kids a crash course in programming, look to Sphero's smartphone-controlled robotic ball ($129.99).
RadioShack's selection of private-label drones, which are at the top of wish lists for both kids and adults, take our popular remote control vehicles to the next level. Operators can fly the lightweight devices into the air while filming their flight. The RadioShack 4Q Pro HeliQuad Drone ($99.99) delivers control from 100 feet and a 360-degree flip button. The RadioShack RC Surveyor Drone ($69.99) can be flown 65 feet away and has a built-in 1080x720 camera.
For the young at heart, RadioShack offers a wide selection of remote control cars. Hot this year are the Street Warrior Truck ($49.99) and the RC Lamborghini Aventador ($39.99). Just don't forget to grab RadioShack brand batteries for immediate racing upon opening.
Aspiring inventors can keep busy with RadioShack's exclusive Make:it Robotics Starter Kit ($79.99) and add-on projects (from $29.99).
Exclusive Brands: RadioShack is the top destination for mobile accessories to keep you on the go this Christmas, and our private-brand products are better than ever with expanded options and colors. Grab-and-go accessories, such as RadioShack's line of portable power accessories (from $14.99), keep this season's hottest gifts charged and protected with a style for everyone on your gift list.
Give the gift of sound with RadioShack's AUVIO brand, which offers a complete line of Bluetooth speakers ranging from $39.99 to $149.99. The AUVIO PBT500 is a lightweight, portable speaker with quality sound at a great price ($79.99) in five colors. For the fashion-forward member of the family, the AUVIO Limited Edition Wood-grain Headphones ($99.99) and wood-grain accented earbuds ($29.99) deliver superior sound with a sleek, retro look.
This year's crowd pleaser, RadioShack's Water Dancing Speakers ($49.99), mesmerizes listeners with an incredible light show as jets make water dance to the beat. Customers can also make their favorite wired speaker or home-audio system wireless with the AUVIO Bluetooth Music Receiver ($39.99). RadioShack offers an array of devices, cables and receivers to take current household technology and bring it up to date.
Everyone Wants These!: Smart gifting means giving them something they will love. RadioShack has top brands consumers have grown to love, such as Skullcandy, SOL REPUBLIC and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones; GoPro and Kodak PixPro cameras; and fitness trackers from Fitbit and Jawbone.
RadioShack carries the most in-demand mobile devices from Apple and Samsung, such as the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Keep RadioShack's Fix It Here! service in mind this holiday season in case your current smartphone or tablet becomes collateral damage during a game of Thanksgiving football or while sledding at Christmas. Our skilled technicians can repair common issues, such as cracked screens or broken buttons, usually in a matter of a couple hours – just in time to make it back for turkey.
If you're still not sure what to get someone this holiday season, the most requested item from those celebrating the holidays is a gift card, according to the National Retail Federation's Holiday Spending Survey. With a RadioShack gift card, eliminate the guessing game and let friends and family pick out a gift they are sure to love.
Shop Confidently with R Promise
RadioShack's new R Promise initiative takes several familiar RadioShack services and combines them with fresh, new options to create some of the smartest guarantees in the industry for shoppers.
- Price Match Guarantee: Consumers can feel confident about getting the best deal on gifts this holiday. The company matches prices on identical products from local brick-and-mortar competitors, major online retailers (excluding wireless phones from online retailers) and RadioShack.com at the time of purchase or within 15 days of the purchase. See stores for more details.
- Ship 4 Free: If a local RadioShack is out of stock on a gift and it is in stock at another RadioShack location, associates will make sure shoppers still get what they're looking for by shipping it directly to the consumer – for free.
- Pay Your Way: RadioShack offers some of the broadest ranges of payment and financing solutions on the market, giving customers the option to use the plan that works for them. Two new monthly pay programs are now available. RadioShack relaunched its RadioShack Credit Card, now with the choice of 5 percent back as a statement credit or available no-interest financing options. When using the RadioShack Credit Card on RadioShack.com, customers receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. In addition, the new SmartPay everyday leasing option lets customers get immediate approval to acquire electronic devices today and pay for them over time with easy fixed payments. SmartPay also offers 90 days same-as-cash and $0 upfront to qualified customers. This lease-to-own program is a much better option than traditional retail layaway plans where customers have to make all payments before taking their merchandise home.
SmartPay also offers convenient online or mail-in payment options, instead of requiring consumers to visit the store multiple times to make payments.
More Smart Payment Options with Apple Pay
This week, RadioShack launched support for Apple Pay, an easy, secure and private way to pay using Touch ID on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Apple Pay has rolled out to more than 900 RadioShack locations across Manhattan, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with additional markets to follow in 2015.
More to Come this Holiday Season from RadioShack
Keep an eye out for news on hot deals coming from RadioShack for Black Friday and beyond. RadioShack plans to continue to help customers gift smart throughout the holiday shopping season with bold price matching during some of the hottest shopping days. Upcoming announcements will outline plans for a new extended return policy, as well as extended hours to make it easier for shoppers to gift smart at RadioShack.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading retailer focused on connecting customers with personalized solutions and discovering what's possible through the latest in consumer technology. The company's updated product assortment incorporates national brands, industry-leading private brand products, and in-demand mobile devices from a wide selection of wireless carriers. Customers can shop top brands in headphones and speakers, wearable technology, smart toys and DIY supplies, connected home, power accessories and home entertainment at www.radioshack.com or in store. RadioShack's global retail network includes more than 4,400 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico and more than 1,200 dealer stores in 25 countries. RadioShack employs approximately 27,000 knowledgeable associates globally to help customers find their technology solution. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit www.radioshackcorporation.com. Find RadioShack on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. RadioShack® is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
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