catalogue showroom

catalogue showroom

a means of retailing products from premises displaying catalogues from which consumers purchase products for immediate collection and payment. See RETAILER, RETAIL OUTLET. Contrast with MAIL ORDER.
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01A BRAND new shopping experience came to Liverpool as Argos opened its first catalogue showroom in the city at 227 Walton Road.
"If you asked any kid whether they would prefer to shop at Toys 'R' Us, a catalogue showroom or a bare tin shed warehouse, Toys 'R' Us would win hands down every time.
In other moves in the sector last year, retail conglomerate GUS bought catalogue showroom chain Argos for pounds 1.9 billion, propelling the expanded mail order group into the top ten, while Somerfield spent pounds 1.3 billion pounds for discount operator Kwik Save.
She put herself through community college by working full time in a catalogue showroom, then attended Syracuse University on a ROTC scholarship.

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