Saks Fifth Avenue Launches AT&T Wi-Fi at All Retail Locations Nationwide Saks Aims to Create a More Connected, Interactive Shopping Experience for Customers
NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Saks Fifth Avenue shoppers now have more options when it comes to sharing new purchases and reviews. As part of a corporate initiative to create a more connected, interactive shopping experience for customers, Saks Fifth Avenue announced that it has launched AT&T Wi-Fi at all 44 retail locations nationwide.
The AT&T Wi-Fi network connects shoppers with mobile tools such as the new Saks Fifth Avenue app, which offers features such as shareable wish lists, fashion look books, event calendars and more. With the ease of AT&T Wi-Fi, AT&T* customers with select Wi-Fi enabled devices will auto-authenticate to the in-store Wi-Fi service, so frequent shoppers will be automatically connected to Saks Fifth Avenue's Wi-Fi each time they re-visit the store.
Saks Fifth Avenue first launched AT&T Wi-Fi at its flagship store in New York City in November 2011, and has expanded availability to more stores on an ongoing basis. Since the initial launch, Wi-Fi users have made more than five million connections to the in-store network.
- Shoppers average more than 19,000 connections per day to the in-store Wi-Fi network.
- While mulling over purchasing decisions and sharing new looks, customers have exchanged more than 17 million MB of data traffic to date.
- During the holiday season, in-store Wi-Fi usage increased more than 30 percent with nearly half a million connections in December 2011 alone.
- The Saks Fifth Avenue NYC Flagship store is the most popular place to connect with more than 1.5 million connections made to the in-store Wi-Fi network.
About AT&T Wi-Fi
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 220,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements.
Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 45 full-line stores in 20 states, 2 licensed stores in the Middle East and 2 licensed stores in Mexico City, 64 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company's online store.
Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.
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