Micro Center can be an American computer department store, which includes its headquarters in Hilliard, Ohio. It really is among the top 200 of America’s major private companies.
Micro Center was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 by John Baker and Bill Bayne, two former Radio Shack employees, with a $35,000 investment. The first Micro Center store was established in a 900 sq ft (84 m2) storefront positioned in the Lane Avenue SHOPPING MALL in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The store benefited from its proximity to Ohio State University and the scientific think-tank Battelle Memorial Institute, which provided a huge customer base and a way to obtain computer-literate salespeople. Their goal for the first year was $30 million in sales, plus they achieved $29.9 million. In ’09 2009, Micro Center developed an “18-minute pickup” service where customers who order merchandise on the website can pick it up from the store in 18 minutes.
As of 2019 there have been 25 Micro Center stores nationwide in 16 states, including California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, NJ, NY, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.[1