Decathlon will be unveiling their latest store on 12 September. Located at The Centrepoint by Frasers Property Singapore, the new 2-storey store spans a total of 3,200 square metres. It will feature a wide variety of sporting goods, modern technological systems and Virtual Reality test zones amongst other firsts for the brand.
Decathlon Orchard will be offering more than 5,000 products across 60 sports developed and manufactured internally by Decathlon Group. The store will house a wide range of sporting apparel and equipment for indoor and outdoor activities.
Virtual Reality (VR) Test Zones
For the first time ever, those who want to dabble in the experience of camping can do so right in the store itself! With Virtual Reality technology, shoppers can simulate an immersive camping experience in Decathlon’s variety of tent options in day or night settings.
Some of the tents sold will include one of Decathlon’s innovation products, the Arpenaz Fresh & Black, which guarantees 99% darkness inside the tent for privacy and a good night’s rest. It will also feature Decathlon’s award-winning 2 Seconds tent, which gives the same quick and fuss-free experience for setting up and folding the tent.
Innovation At Its Finest
Featuring its very first Innovation Wall in Decathlon Singapore, shoppers will get to learn more about the various innovation products pioneered by the French brand. Find out interesting facts about the Easybreath (the world’s first ever snorkeling face mask), or the Rollnet, which allows users to set up and play table-tennis in 10 seconds!
3D Morphological Machine
Decathlon Orchard will also feature various new technologies. For one, the store will feature a 3D morphological machine situated at the running aisle — a first for any Decathlon store in Singapore! Users can get accurate, personalised 3D measures of their foot size and gait in order to purchase the right shoe for their sports practice.
The sporting brand also recently launched its new Decathlon App, which features a Scan & Pay function that enables users to scan product tags/QR codes to retrieve in-depth product information and reviews. Shoppers also get to skip the queue through checking out and paying in-app! This will be especially useful for the first storey of Decathlon Orchard, where users can only check out via the app.
Shoppers can also make purchases on-the-go and collect their products in just 2 hours at any one of Decathlon’s 7 Click & Collect stores islandwide. Alternatively, one can also get products delivered to their homes via delivery options available on the app.
If you manage to come across robots ambling along the aisles, do not be alarmed — the store incorporates the use of service robots from PAL Robotics on each level to ensure stock accuracy and automate the inventory process. This time-saving technology allows store teammates to focus on addressing shoppers’ needs instead.
Decathlon Orchard will be the first outlet in Singapore to be equipped with 100% digital balisage. Thanks to this transformation, there will be no paper used throughout the two-storey store to display product information. This reduction in paper usage greatly furthers Decathlon’s commitment to sustainability.
In 2020, Decathlon Singapore replaced its blue bags with a 100% eco-friendly version! The new blue bag is now made out of recycled polyester – each bag is made out of recycling 4 PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles.
Some products you can look forward to seeing include the Jute Mat (for the aspiring Yogi), which is biodegradable and made from 100% rubber, as well as the Run Dry Tank Top, which is made entirely out of recycled polyester thread.
A Convivial Event Space
Apart from test zones, Decathlon Orchard will also have event spaces to run free sport classes for its members! In line with current government measures, Decathlon Orchard will offer a series of livestream sessions for its opening.
On both 12 and 13 September, get ready to stretch and sweat it out with Yoga as well as Strength and Conditioning exercises, streamed live on Decathlon Singapore’s Facebook page.
Spin and Win Contest
Decathlon Orchard will open its doors at 10 AM on 12 September, and the first 100 store visitors will receive a free goodie bag! There will also be a Spin and Win contest for users who spend $80 and above in a single transaction via the Decathlon App.
With so many exciting new features to check out at Decathlon Orchard, make sure to mark your calendars for the weekend of 12 and 13 September to venture on this exciting sporting journey with your favourite sports brand!