Design Electronics has announced an agreement to sell its wireless retail store business to Wireless World, according to owner Steven Andres.
The agreement will go into effect on July 12. Design Electronics’ 10 locations will remain open and all existing staff will either be retained or offer positions within either company, according to Andres.
Design Electronics will share its existing Little Falls location with Wireless World, continuing to operate its consumer electronics, home appliances, IT, security, television, satellite and retail businesses alongside Wireless World’s Verizon operations.
Long Prairie, Fergus Falls, Morris and Ortonville branches will end sales of consumer electronics. Locations will be transferred to offer Verizon Wireless products and services exclusively under the ownership of Wireless World.
Product and service offerings at the Staples, Glenwood, Benson, Sisseton and Milbank locations will remain unchanged under Wireless World, according to Design Electronics management.
Wireless World is an authorized retailer of Verizon Wireless products and services with stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
“We are very honored to be part of these ten communities. We have worked with Steve and his team on special projects over the years and really look forward to serving these communities and integrating Design Electronics employees into the Wireless World family, ”said Vince Lubben, co-owner of Wireless World. “This will expand our footprint to 61 stores in a five-state area. Wireless World has won numerous awards for providing an exceptional customer experience and we look forward to continuing this effort with these communities. “
Steven and Eric Andres will remain the active owners and managers of the Little Falls Design Electronics site after the acquisition. The remaining services at the Little Falls site include: Consumer Electronics, Appliances, Computers, Computer Repair, Television, Satellite, Home / Commercial Security and Factory Authorized Service .
Customer support during the transition will be available by phone: (320) 632-1780.