Amazon has plans to open 100 retail stores across the U.S., adding to it's current tally of 16 pop-up stores in malls across the Country.
According to Business Insider, "The miniature retail storefronts are a separate effort from the physical bookstore that Amazon opened in Seattle last year and are primarily designed to showcase and sell the company's hardware devices, particularly its Echo home speakers."
They sell the pop-ups as places where you can "Ask an Expert," test drive the products, and buy them on the spot without having to pay for Amazon shipping. Right now they only sell mostly Amazon-specific products like covers for Kindles, headphones, or the Amazon Echo, but brick-and-mortar stores are potential future options if the model proves to be a revenue-driver.
We recommend Amazon sell what it delivers best: disappointment. To that end, they could stock the following products, straight from their warehouses:
Haribo Sugar-Free Gummy Bears
More reviews here.
Nicolas Cage Pillow Case
Get it here.
This Threatening Baby Onesie
Buy it here.
...and anything from this slightly-NSFW list.
Check out Amazon's low rating and reviews on Consumer Affairs' website here, and shop for goods at places that support human rights and living wages here and here.
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