Staff: P4U’s 3 prepay sales slow


Phones 4U retail staff said sales of prepay 3 handsets has been slow since it launched the handsets on October 9.

Phones 4U stores now sell the Sony Ericsson W595 for £109.95, C903 for £139.95 and the LG Viewty priced at £109.95. The retailer will also stock the Nokia 2730 priced at £59.95 from October 22.

It is the first time Phones 4U has stocked prepay handsets on 3, but staff said a lack of marketing and point of sale material has meant customers are not aware the products are available in store.

“The price point is attractive, but customers are still not associating us with selling 3 prepay handsets. More needs to be done around marketing of the products to help us sell more stock,” said one staffer.

Meanwhile, Phones 4U staff said since the retailer introduced commission for accessories priced £39.99 and above, sales have increased by between 25 to 50 per cent.