October 26, 2020
Gosselin Photo, the largest retailer of photography and videography equipment in Quebec, and one of the largest in Canada, is proud to announce the opening of a new store in downtown Montreal.
The new space will be located at the corner of Ste-Catherine and Bleury streets, in the premises previously owned by Musique Plus.
With a team of 15 knowledgeable staff members, the new location will offer a wide selection of photography and video products, and have also a rental department, a classroom for classes and workshops, a space dedicated to photo printing services, and offer the possibility for customers to buy and sell used items.
The new 5,000ft2 area address becomes the fifth store in Quebec. This $2 million investment represents a major step in Gosselin Photo’s growth strategy and is expected to contribute for more than 25% of Gosselin’s turnover.
This store will be the new spot for urban customers who are passionate about photography and videography: it will feature a range of 10,000+ items and digital imaging services at a very competitive price provided by a team of passionate and highly qualified professionals.
“In the same spirit of the other Gosselin stores, the new space was built with the same urban and creative design to welcome the amateur clientele just as much as the professionals.” Stated Jean F. Goupil, president of Gosselin Photo Video Inc.
Gosselin chose to establish its fifth store in downtown Montreal for its accessibility and central location.
“This new sales point marks a new era for Gosselin, which did not yet serve the Montreal community with a physical presence. With the business running for the past 85 years and growing steadily, this investment represents our strength in this industry. Although there is a strong emergence of e-commerce, we still believe that physical branches remain a prominent choice for customers.” Added the e-commerce and marketing director, Marie-Claude Fréchette.
Photo printing services and workshops
Inspirational artwork will be displayed in a new space called "L'Atelier Photo", where customers will be able to make their own photo printing projects and scans, shop for and create a multitude of personalized products such as photo books and gifts, either at the lounge or at the counter. Five self-service kiosks will also be available for customers to make their own photo projects on site.
Collège Gosselin, the company's educational department, will also have its own dedicated space with a classroom that accommodates around 15 people, allowing beginners and advanced-level amateurs alike to hone their photo and video skills. The Collège will also offer themed photo outdoor workshops for the opportunity to learn in an active way.
About Gosselin Photo
Founded in 1936, Gosselin Photo Vidéo Inc. is today the largest photography and videography products retailer and services provider in Quebec with four sales points (Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Laval, Brossard, and soon a fifth one in Montreal) as well as a transactional website, gosselinphoto.ca. Gosselin was formerly known as Studios Gosselin.