Amazon to open brick-and-mortar store in New York that only sells items that get a 4-star rating or better
Amazon is opening a retail store in New York that only sells items that have received 4 stars and above
On September 27, Amazon will open a brick-and-mortar store in New York that will only contain items that have a rating of 4 stars or better. In a recent press release, Amazon said, “Today, the average rating of all the products in Amazon 4-star is 4.4 stars, and collectively, the products in store have earned more than 1.8 million 5-star customer reviews.” Amazon Prime members will be able to purchase items for the same price that they would pay on Amazon.com, while non-prime customers will have to pay the list price.
The store will be located in SoHo and will include a collection of “Most-Wished-For,” or items that happen to appear the most on Amazon users’ Wish Lists; “Trending Around NYC,” a variety of items that New Yorkers happen to buy; “Frequently Bought Together”; and “Amazon Exclusives.” These pairings actually make a lot of sense, given the limited size of the Manhattan retail space.
It’s interesting to see how Amazon, a company that’s mainly known for its online marketplace, continues to develop physical store locations. It was recently announced that the tech giant will continue to spread its cashier-free convenience stores nationwide as well. We’ll definitely have to check out the new store sometime this week.
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