The online retailer Amazon is looking to open a new store in New York before Christmas. It is acting like a mini-warehouse with customers able to pick up online orders and make returns.
According to WSJ Amazon had said that this store was going to be an experiment, and may also showcase Amazon Kindle, tablets and Fire products. With launching a new tool to identify products and card reader for buying products plus more gadgets, the store could dominate physical shopping as it has done online. The kiosk shop will set up in the Westfield San Francisco Centre and is rumoured to open for business on the 22nd of October.
The doors will be open just in time for Christmas so that New Yorkers can buy their holiday gifts online that day to collect from its fast deliveries store the same day.
Amazon also confirmed the information in the following statement sent to CNET:
“Yes, we're excited to open new pop-up kiosks in San Francisco and Sacramento in time for the holidays so that customers can try out our new devices. The team is moving incredibly quickly -- already this year we've launched Fire TV, Fire phone, new Fire tablets, new Kindle e-readers and a bunch of new features and services.
While customers can already see our products online and at retailers like Best Buy and Staples, we wanted to provide another option to try out our full lineup leading into the holidays. This is similar to something we did last year during the holiday season. More details will be available once it's launched!”
Amazon have already experimented with other phyiscal locations allowing customers to pick up their products and ordered items. Using kiosks, vending machines and lockers to do so but the pop-up stores give more of a insight tha