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Amazon To Open First Physical Store For Holiday Season – Report

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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/amazon-physical-store-new-york-open-holiday

Amazon is planning to open its first physical store.

That’s according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that said Thursday the largest US e-commerce retailer will open a store in Manhattan ahead of the holiday shopping season. It cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter.

It is not clear if the store will be permanent or a holiday pop up. The newspaper says the store could function as a warehouse and a showcase for inventory.

Amazon has never opened a brick-and-mortar store but has installed pick-up lockers in major cities. It has been investing heavily in the speedy fulfillment of orders, including adding six new distribution centers and about 15 sortation centers before the holidays. It operates 40 total distribution centers in the US.

To be honest with Amazon's model they could simply keep moving the store location to take advantage of local deals, ie 6 months free business rates if they are going to go down the collection route.

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drive through collection...

you rock up with a QR code on your phone screen and show it to the reader at window 1

you drive along to the loading area, pop your boot open and the staff person pops the goods in the boot and closes it for you

then you drive off

job jobbed

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May be a sign that Amazon is reaching saturation and cannot grow anymore as internet only.

When Amazon stops growing the whole thing is likely to unravel as the excuse for the lack of profits is hey look we are growing.

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May be a sign that Amazon is reaching saturation and cannot grow anymore as internet only.

When Amazon stops growing the whole thing is likely to unravel as the excuse for the lack of profits is hey look we are growing.

Has Amazon ever made a profit?

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Amazon sales are greatly shrinking for 3rd party sellers, as detailed on an independent forum here

http://amazombies.co.uk/index.php/topic,2434.0.html

The fact that Amazon have recently started heavily censoring their own forums and banning outside links is a big sign of "trouble at mill"

https://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/forums/index.jspa?categoryID=1

as for Amazon sales, we'll have to wait for the figures.

On a related note ...

Amazon to face EU investigation over Luxembourg tax deal

http://amazombies.co.uk/index.php/topic,2434.0.html

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship

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To be honest with Amazon's model they could simply keep moving the store location to take advantage of local deals, ie 6 months free business rates if they are going to go down the collection route.

That is what they do with their depots isn't it?

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That is what they do with their depots isn't it?

No, it is more blatant than that

1. They site them in areas of economic need and often negotiate extended rates free periods there.

2. Sometimes there are other incentives from the taxpayers pocket - training grants etc.

3. Many of the employees are on short hours contracts / minimum wage and receive tax credits of one sort or another as well as their pay from AMZ

4. The ownership of the land / buildings and the payments made to use them are all part of AMZ's quite efficient tax optimisation tactics (e.g. own the building in a Lux co and pay rent from a UK co.)

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