Amazon actually on the high street

10 October 2014

amazoninstant Amazon is opening its first proper shop.

Yes, having pretty much decimated the high street with selling its wares on the internet, the online behemoth has decided to set up an actual proper shop.

However it's in New York. By the Empire State Building. Oh.

The 7 West 34th Street location will act as a mini-warehouse, but also cater for same-day deliveries in the city, product exchanges and customers picking up orders they have placed online, the Wall Street Journal claimed.

Which is a bit like Argos if you think about it.

Amazon may also use the store to showcase products such as its Kindle e-reader, Fire smartphone and Fire TV set-top box. The company have been scouting out locations for a shop for a while now, possibly in Seattle where the company is based.

This new shop is being deemed an experiment, and if it doesn't go tits up, there'll be more shops rolling out across the planet before you know it.

A survey by retail agency Live & Breathe last year found that 31% of shoppers want Amazon to open physical shops on the UK high street, because they needed to go outside occasionally, and sitting about in a gloomy precinct overrun by tat seemed preferable.

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