Thursday, July 12, 2012

Amazon same-day delivery: How the e-commerce giant will destroy local retail. - Slate Magazine

Excerpt from an Amazon retail reality check
"It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly this move will shake up the retail industry. Same-day delivery has long been the holy grail of Internet retailers, something that dozens of startups have tried and failed to accomplish. (Remember Kozmo.com?) But Amazon is investing billions to make next-day delivery standard, and same-day delivery an option for lots of customers. If it can pull that off, the company will permanently alter how we shop. To put it more bluntly: Physical retailers will be hosed."
Amazon same-day delivery: How the e-commerce giant will destroy local retail. - Slate Magazine
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