Amazon to open first physical store across the street from Empire State Building in NYC

Amazon to open first physical store across the street from Empire State Building in NYC
E-commerce behemoth Amazon will open their first ever physical store location this holiday season.

The pop-up store will be right near the Empire State Building in New York City, in a prime tourist area for the busy holiday months.



Reports say the store will act as a "mini-warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders." This gives the potential for a customer to order in the morning and pick up their item later that same day with just a quick train ride.

Most likely, Amazon will also showcase their Kindle hardware, allowing customers to actually try them out like Apple does in-store.

One thing is clear from the reports, however: Amazon is using the store as an experiment and their is no big plan to open retail shops around the U.S. Depending on the success, their could eventually be a rollout.

Source:
WSJ


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Oct 2014 14:49
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  • 4 comments
  • dEwMe

    This makes no sense to me. Amazon's thing is mail order. This is as bad an idea as when Gateway deci9ded to open their country stores...

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    10.10.2014 10:21 #1

  • Mrguss

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    Live Free or Die.
    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    10.10.2014 15:03 #2

  • Mrguss

    This is not as bad as it looks like.

    3 months before X-mas: Any E-commerce site it gets very busy, hiring thousands of temporal extra people to work for them seasonally.
    This temporal physical store some-how will help to provide a quick & better service in special on big cities where demand is always bigger.

    Of course: This SMALL store in NYC, can't be compare to the 10x+ Home-Depot or any other regular brick & mortar store against the storage (s) that Amazon have around the world.
    - https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm...729.CnUgIFQT-mA

    Live Free or Die.
    The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
    Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

    10.10.2014 15:03 #3

  • Ripper

    This is absolutely just going to be small, expensive stuff and I would suggest more emphasis on showcasing Amazon hardware present and future.

    Perhaps they will put a storefront to some of their warehouses at one point or another; we have stores like it in the UK (and Europe) e.g. Argos.


    12.10.2014 08:05 #4

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