ClearlyContacts Opens Brick and Mortar Store Months after WP
Opening day at ClearlyContacts new store in Vancouver, BC.
"When Roger Hardy looks at the next big opportunity for Coastal
Contacts Inc., the online eyewear retailer, he looks at real
estate—physical stores with front doors, signs and cash registers, the
sort of overhead that e-commerce once eschewed," reports Canada's Globe and Mail. "Coastal Contacts, which
operates as ClearlyContacts.ca in Canada, opened its first domestic
store—on Robson Street in Vancouver—earlier this year as little more
than an experiment. It proved so successful that Hardy, the company’s
founder and CEO, has now set his sights on opening one or two stores in
every major retail centre across Canada." Read more.