October 9, 2014

Amazon Plans On Building An Actual Tangible Store

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A lot of us are aware of Amazon's reputation; the first thing that comes to mind is purchasing books online and the the occasional purchase of electronic items.

Call me, "An old school kind of guy," since I have very little interest of buying anything online (The only way I would consider buying anything online is if the desired item is hard to get in stores).

Recently, I read an article about Amazon's intentions of wanting to open a store in Manhattan, New York; it was the type of news that I found to be pleasing.

There are people like me who would rather walk into a store and purchase an item (Besides, lots of people are apprehensive of making credit card purchases on line — a fear that was brought about due to hackers acquiring one's credit card information).

Also, the experience of walking into an actual store is psychologically comforting; the fragrances of the books, the sounds of the electronics, feeling the texture of the desired item with your own hands and having a customer representative around; a knowledgeable person who is willing to answer any questions about the items that are on sale at their store (So, I do think that Amazon wanting to build an actual mortar and brick store is a brilliant idea).

We need to bring back the human way of doing things and the online automated service lacks the human touch.

If Amazon's physical store happens to be a success in Manhattan (and I have a strong feeling that it will), the company may choose to build more of their mortar and brick stores throughout the United States (And probably, other parts of the word too).

5 comments :

  1. You're right, Renard. "We need to bring back the human way of doing things." I buy books online, nothing else so far. Sometimes you can't get what you want in a store. I hope Amazon's physical stores proves to be successful.

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  2. [ Smiles ] Thank you for your input, Irina.

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  3. I have a feeling that the physical Amazon store will be short lived.

    Isn't the appeal of Amazon and online shopping in general, that you think you are getting a bargain (even if your are not) because all the overheads of operating a physical store have been removed...?

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  4. [ Smiles ] Hmm. I still believe that the same can be achieved with a physical store.

    Once again, thank you for sharing your perspective, Ray.

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