Store Spotlight: Boscov’s

Boscovs Store SpotlightHaving just celebrated its 100th birthday, Boscov’s Department Store has been bringing joy to customers the only way it knows how—with a personal touch. With over a billion in revenues and 8,000 employees, Boscov’s is truly one of the giants of the retail industry. But despite all that, 85-year-old Albert R. Boscov still makes it a point to personally greet customers and coworkers any given working day. Aside from the valuable way it treats its consumers, Boscov’s has more reasons why customers have stayed loyal to the brand throughout the years. Here are just a few of them.

Boscovs Store SpotlightWeb Deals and Online Exclusives. Who doesn’t love the rush of discounts, markdowns, and clearance sales that only last until the end of the day? Aside from the Everyday Free Shipping on $99 orders or more, Boscov’s has a wide range of exclusives on sale daily. From apparel to appliances, the goods on markdown leave customers with an endless array of choices to save money on. For instance, Web Busters such as this pair of Gold Plated Clear Crystal Lined Hoop Earrings have been marked down from 60% to an incredible $9.99.

Boscovs Store SpotlightLimited quantities of special goods also come at a first come, first served basis in Boscov’s outlet stores. Customers can browse to their hearts’ content when shopping for handbags, jewelry, furniture, cookware, cutlery, dinnerware, and other kitchen must-haves. Other unique products also include window treatments, appliances and vacs, giftware, personal care products, lamps, grills, and even bar and wine options. If those weren’t enough, you can also score great finds even for your beloved pets at home, like this Animal Planet™ Wooden Pet Stairs at 50% Off. This durable espresso-finished wooden décor helps furry playmates to reach heights safely while protecting pet paws from slipping.

Boscovs Store SpotlightDiversity of Services. Where else can you find a retail store that has a specialized optical center of its own? Boscov’s Optical has everything from contact lenses to different kinds of frames for customers of all ages. The Vision Care Plans that Boscov’s has partnered with make it even easier for consumers to get the most out of their eye care and health. Meanwhile, Boscov’s Travel is a non-stop leisure machine with its vacation services that are responsible for departures, arrivals, meetings, tours, airfare, lodgings, and having a good time worldwide. Boscov’s Travel also assists with cruises so that customers can get their well-deserved luxurious breaks in destinations of paradise such as Hawaii, Europe, South Pacific, and the Caribbean. The limited offer of the Norwegian’s Freestyle Choice Plus promotion package boasts of Ultimate Dining and Beverage bundles that you can choose from along with perks and discounted services, all courtesy of Boscov’s Travel.

Boscovs Store SpotlightTo diversify services even further, Boscov’s Ala Carte Company is another one of the chain’s works of genius. The company isn’t just limited to catering services, but it also offers personal consultation in order for every event to match the customer’s quirks and tastes. The complete event plan includes color schemes, table layouts, linens, glassware, china, floral arrangements, and decorative items. The delectable menu choices have been satisfying taste buds for 20 years now, because the high quality food includes cold tables, Butlered Hors d’ Oeuvre, Kosher food, buffets, and so much more.

Consumerism that Cares. Boscov’s hasn’t only redefined the retail industry, but it has also set the bar for sustainability and environmental responsibility. The company takes pride in its extensive recycling and waste management system, where millions of pounds of cardboard, plastic hangers, office paper, plastic film, wooden pallets, and transaction support are recycled to help Mother Earth. Boscov’s has committed itself to decreasing its carbon footprint and environmental impact through the use of solar energies, new technologies, and conservation as well.

Boscovs Store SpotlightThe company also boasts of its community programs and partnerships, such as the Friends Helping Friends fundraising event where $5-discount passes enable participants to get about 25% Off on items in order to help raise funds for honorable causes. Aside from bake sales, clothing drives, and cause awareness events, Boscov’s also has specific days set aside for the marginalized. The annual Special Needs Day in the Wyoming Valley has been helping shoppers since 1981 on top of festivities and holiday music. Volunteer students also help with the free gift wrapping services and assisting persons with disabilities.

With all these perks of shopping at Boscov’s, there’s no doubt that Albert Boscov’s words ring true. ”The real secret to success is relationships,” he says. “The store doesn’t exist without good people.”