Amazon Looking To Purchase UK Store Fronts

December 6, 2009

U.K. (ChattahBox) – Amazon.com is the leading online retailer that has expanded on a global market. But they are hoping to let go of some of that image, and extend it beyond Internet sales.

Amazon has reportedly been looking for stores to purchase in the U.K., where they will begin testing their own site to store shipping alternative. This would allow consumers to purchase items online, and then pick them up at their own convenience.

It is an increasingly common form of shopping that has become especially popular in Britain, but is also taking off in the U.S. in the last several years.

As Amazon has expanded their products beyond the original books, they have found it necessary to provide new ways of getting items. With their electronics department becoming more well-stocked, as well as sports, home, and children’s item, shipping is often a factor against people buying from the website.

With a site to store policy, people could pick up items for free, or possibly a small fee or tax. The specifications have not yet been revealed, but it will likely follow along the same format as other U.K. stores.

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3 Responses to “Amazon Looking To Purchase UK Store Fronts”

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  3. Stephen on December 12th, 2009 4:21 am

    Good move. I think shipping is still one factor people consider before purchasing from an online store.

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