Appointment-only shopping at Best Buy (BBY) will soon just become a memory from the dark times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The electronics retailer said in a blog post on Tuesday that it will reopen 800 locations in the U.S. on June 15, minus the need by customers to make an appointment. In other words, it’s almost back to normal shopping (masks will still be handed out to shoppers and extra sanitation will be a focus by employees) at least when it comes to Best Buy. The company operates nearly 1,000 stores in the U.S.
Best Buy will continue to offer its popular new curbside pickup option. In-home consultations will also resume after being held virtually since March.
To support the reopening, Best Buy will bring back 9,000 of its previously furloughed full-time and part-time employees and Geek Squad agents. That would still leave about 41,000 Best Buy workers furloughed as