The 1,000 sq ft store will open on Saturday, March 1 and is the firm’s first airport outlet, and will initially trade as part of a one-year trial.
The store is designed to encourage customer browse time, so they can look at products at their leisure and consider potential purchases, while in-store experts will also be on-hand to provide travellers with advice on all aspects of technology and electronics.
Passengers will find a tailored range of products and the store will feature three interactive Internet hubs, where shoppers can browse Maplin’s full product range and spend time at a play table, featuring products such as Maplin’s Raspberry Pi and a 3D printer.
The outlet will also offer a click-and-collect service enabling passengers returning to Glasgow to pick up orders, or get them delivered to their homes.
Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport, says: “We are delighted Maplin has chosen Glasgow Airport to launch its first ever airport store.
“The new unit, which I am sure will be extremely popular with both passengers and staff alike, will be a welcome addition to our growing retail portfolio.”