Many of you have probably already heard the announcement of Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar store, which is set to open in New York City just in time for this year’s holiday shopping season.
Amazon has been leading the way in online sales for years, so the arrival of a brick-and-mortar location makes perfect sense for the evolution of the company. However this brick-and-mortar store (and others that will presumably follow) will likely shake up local businesses, just as Amazon has done to online businesses in its decade-long history.
If you have a local brick-and-mortar store, you’re probably wondering how Amazon’s move will impact you.
This was the topic of discussion in Ramon Ray’s recent article for Endicia’s blog, The Savvy Shipper. According to Ramon, Amazon’s brick-and-mortar locations will impact local business because of:
- The Push for Convenience
- The Storefront-Online Combination
In the article, Ramon elaborates on these points, explaining how Amazon’s brick-and-mortar stores will change customer expectations about the shopping experience. To learn more about how Amazon’s decision will impact your local store, you can read the full article here.