Sears Launches Connected Solutions Shop

Sears has introduced Connected Solutions, an in-store and online shop to bring together an assortment of smart, connected home and personal automation products. 

Consumers can find a cross-category assortment of “smart” offerings for automotive, electronics, fitness, home and mobile devices in the 1,700 square foot shops at three Chicago-area pilot locations and online at The first three Connected Solutions pilot shops recently opened at the Sears Woodfield Mall store in Schaumburg, IL; Sears Vernon Hills, IL, store and at the Sears Oakbrook Center store in Oakbrook, IL.

“We are presenting products ‘up and running’ enabling our customers and Shop Your Way members to discover and learn how they connect, work and fit into their daily lives,” said Jim Pearse, vp/consumer electronics for Sears Holdings.

“Many of our members are aware of ‘smart’ devices or ‘home automation’ products but don’t fully understand how they are used to make their lives better,” said Craig LaRosa, dvp/in-store experience and design for Sears Holdings. “Connected Solutions offers an entertaining and interactive environment to learn about the products and our dedicated sales team is ready to help customers develop solutions that are relevant to them. Sales associates also ensure that all members and customers leave Sears stores with connected products that are fully functioning and are available to provide ongoing customer support following a purchase.”

Products available from Sears Connected Solutions include: Home automation (thermostats, smart locks, lighting, switches and sensors, etc.); mobile phones, tablets and other connected devices; smart watches; fitness products such as treadmills, fitness watches and heart rate monitors; home monitoring cameras; and connected baby monitors, which let parents see, hear and talk with their baby from their mobile device.