6/15/2011 11:13:00 AM
Nokia to shut down UK online store
Nokia will close down its UK online store as part of its long-term strategy to overhaul the business.
The move, which follows closures in France, Spain and Netherlands, comes after the UK website struggled to generate significant sales as a result of increased competition from other carriers and networks.
Although earlier reports suggested that customers would have until 30 June to purchase their Nokia handsets directly from the website, a Nokia spokesperson said that no closing date had been set.
A Nokia spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that Nokia is planning to close down its UK online store, although no date has been confirmed. The closure is not only in the UK but will also include our online stores worldwide. We are working closely with partners as part of a company overhaul and closing our online stores is part of a wider company strategy.’
‘We have many other retailer outlets that our customers can use to purchase our products. These channels will allow us to continue to meet our customers’ needs.’