Sunday, March 26, 2017

Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More - The New York Times

Also see Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started and Are investors too optimistic about Amazon? (The Economist)

"Now the fight is coming directly to retailers on actual streets around the globe, where Amazon is slowly building a fleet of physical stores. And while most of the attention has been focused on Amazon’s grocery store dreams, the company has a more ambitious collection of experiments underway.

If those experiments work — and there is no guarantee of that — they could have a profound influence on how other stores operate. Over time, they could also introduce new forms of automation, putting traditional retail jobs in jeopardy. At the same time, locating those stores close to customers’ homes could also help Amazon further its ambitions of delivering internet orders within hours."
Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More - The New York Times
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