Recently, Facebook rebranded to Meta. It is transforming to include the new and intriguing technology called Metaverse. Furthermore, Meta has announced that it will open its first Meta store in Burlington, California, USA. It intends to sell metaverse-centric products to attract more people to the metaverse. The idea has gathered public attention and numerous opinions.

Thus, Real Research launched a survey on Meta opening the first Meta store and its products. It aims to find the public views about Metaverse shopping, the Meta store, and its products. Here are the results.


  • 83.05% are aware of Meta opening its first Meta Store.
  • 7.81% want to see the potential of Meta and its products.
  • 56% want to try out the Meta Portal and Ray-Ban Stories.

Respondents on Awareness of Meta Store and Metaverse Shopping

The survey starts with a question about respondents being aware of Meta, formerly known as Facebook. On this, 93.66% say ‘yes’, and 6.14% say ‘no’. Next, the survey asks whether they know about Meta opening its first Meta Store on its campus. A majority of 83.05% say ‘yes’ while 17.95% say ‘no’.

Figure 1 Respondents’ expectations about the Meta Store
Figure 1: Respondents’ expectations about the Meta Store

The survey then asks what the respondents expect most from the Meta Store. The majority (57.78%) chose ‘learn and get to know more about Meta, which transformed into a metaverse company’. While 11.71% say it offers hands-on experience with all its hardware products. Moreover, 7.92% expect to experience various interactive apps by connecting headphones and LED screens in the demo area. In contrast, 7.81% think it’s an opportunity to see the potential of Meta and its products.

Further, the survey asks which Meta products respondents would like to try out. In response, the majority (56.39%) chose the Meta Portal for video calls and conferences with a smart camera. Meanwhile, 14.95% prefer Ray-Ban Stories – stylish smart glasses. Moreover, 12.26% consider Meta Quest 2 – VR headsets, and 16.41% are unsure.

Similarly, the survey asks respondents which Meta product they need the most for themselves. In reply, the majority, 58.33% say Meta Portal, whereas 13.97% say Ray-Ban Stories, and 11.78% say Meta Quest 2.

Next, the survey asks whether the Meta Store will help make Meta products popular. The majority (57.05%) chose to say ‘most likely’, whereas 19.81% say ‘probably’, and 6.88% say ‘unlikely’.

Thoughts on the Opening of the First Meta Store

Additionally, the survey asks respondents their thoughts on the opening time of the first Meta Store. In reply, 53.14% say it is too early, while 25.76% say it is the right time, and 21.09% are unsure. Accordingly, after Meta Store’s first opening, the survey asks if respondents expect more Meta stores to open soon. Here, 60.73% chose ‘most likely’, 16.66% say ‘probably’, 16.37% are ‘unsure’, and the other 6.25% say ‘unlikely’.

Next, the survey asks respondents that if given a chance, will they visit the Meta Store. In response, 51.68% say ‘most likely’, 20.94% remain ‘neutral’, and 10.27% say ‘unlikely’. Furthermore, the survey asks respondents why they want to visit the Meta Store. A majority of 64.46% say ‘as a big tech fan, I would love to go and see it for myself’.

Figure 2 Respondents’ reasons for visiting the Meta Store
Figure 2: Respondents’ reasons for visiting the Meta Store

Likewise, 17.99% say ‘I can check out AR and VR products, such things related to Metaverse’. On the other hand, 6.86% say they want to experience the products firsthand. A further 6.16% find new IT stores interesting. Meanwhile, 4.35% are curious about Meta after Facebook rebranded itself for the metaverse and invested in it.

The survey also asks respondents if they are willing to tell others after visiting the Meta Store. A whopping 71.02% say ‘most likely’. Meanwhile, 19.93% are ‘neutral’, and 4.99% chose ‘unlikely’.

Over 61% Are Looking Forward to the Meta Store

The survey then asks respondents if they would like to visit the online Meta Store instead. In reply, 48.52% say ‘unsure’, whereas 31.67% say ‘yes’, and 19.82% say ‘no’. Furthermore, the survey asks which other IT company stores the respondents visited at least once. Respondents say Google Store (57.64%), ‘I have not visited any stores’ (15.14%), Microsoft Store (14.84%), and Apple Store (12.37%).

Accordingly, the survey also asks about their experience with the stores. The majority (58.09%) say ‘beyond my expectations’ while 32.73% feel it was ‘average’. However, 9.18% say ‘it was below my expectations. The survey also asks respondents if they will revisit the stores. In response, 84.46% say ‘yes’ and 15.54% say ‘no’.

Figure 3 Respondents' Anticipation of Meta Store’s Opening
Figure 3: Respondents’ Anticipation of Meta Store’s Opening

Lastly, the survey asks if respondents are looking forward to the Meta Store compared to other stores. All 61.14% say ‘most likely’ and 16.86% say ‘neutral’, whereas 15.83% are still ‘unsure’. However, only 6.17% say ‘unlikely’.


Survey TitleSurvey on Meta Opening the First Meta Store and Its Products
DurationMay 14 – May 21, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.