As a Philadelphian, I kind of took World Wide Stereo for granted. After all, many cities have at least one or two premium AV stores that offer great products, service, and a nice showroom for demos. But the first time I visited their stores, it was apparent that they are a cut above even that, a company with the potential to make a national impact.
Fast forward to today, and a visit to worldwidestereo.com reveals a retailer website that's friendly, customer-focused, and curated with category-leading products at always competitive prices. All of which is great, but consider this: World Wide Stereo is a family-owned business, the sort of place where the staff really knows their stuff, and employees stick around (it's essentially the same crews at the stores today as when I first visited almost a decade ago). Ultimately it's a story of following the American dream and competing on the national stage and winning!
OK, so maybe it's not the HUGEST surprise they won, because this is actually the third year in a row they've earned the honor. Recognizable stores in the top ten include B&H Photo at #6 and Crutchfield at #9, so definitely a bit of David vs. Goliath. Check out the complete list Newsweek.com by clicking here.
“On the internet, shoppers want the same things they look for in brick-and-mortar retailers, but they also want something else: sites that are easy to use and navigate.” - Newsweek
While World Wide Stereo clearly has a great website, it's worth noting that its showrooms are exceptional experiences as well, worth a little bit of travel to get to If you're interested in compelling in-person demos. Because the point is that the company is not just about having a great online presence, it's about being a great resource for anyone who enjoys home entertainment and the gadgets that make it possible.
Click here to check out the World Wide Stereo website, that's setting the standard for consumer electronics shopping experiences (according to Newsweek).