Get ready for Amazon’s life-size stores- one city at a time.
This past Thursday, the world’s biggest site opened a store in the “Big Apple.” Oh, wait! It’s not the only Amazon store. Several stores opened throughout big cities including Seattle, Santa Monica, Boston, Portland, and NYC has been added to the list. The biggest online supplier takes its competitors to new heights. Since its popular debut in 1997, Amazon provides different supplies offered from dealers from around the world and gaining millions of dollars. You can find anything on Amazon.com. Jeff Benzos, founder of Amazon.com made the Forbes top 100 for the past decade due to the booming success of his online business. From 1997 to present, The Seattle Times recorded Amazon’s 2016 revenue of $136 billion, overpowering Google- $89.46 billion and behind Apple with 215.6 billion (Gonzalez 2017).
It’s searched engine daily. The website draws young people including myself to find items for the lowest price from different dealers. Tuna Amobi, an analyst from Center for Financial Research and Analysis (CFRA) says, “There’s an opportunity to get their platforms closer to the consumer and interact engage, at a very minimal investment.” (BBC 1 ). Amazon provides amazing service, savings, and satisfaction among its consumers. The online website is utilized by college students to look and sell textbooks. It also provides different options for shipping and calculations of cost varies from the dealer’s location. Amazon prime a perk for free shipping customers can use on eligible products and able to receive sooner than expected. Don’t you just love perks? Amazon Prime offers a free 30-day trial and extends membership of only 99 dollars. Since evolving to multiple stores starting from its first in Seattle 2015, people can’t get enough of Amazon. Amanda Martinez, a 25-year-old NYC native gives deals of the look and feel around Amazon and what it offers.
No one figured Amazon would become a storefront phenomenon.
Beyond great business includes competitors. Many in NYC are on the defense. Leigh Altshuler, the Strand Book store spokesperson throws her two cents in: “We’re not going anywhere. We’re… not just a bookstore, but a culture and a community.” (BBC 2). Based on Google reviews, the Strand Book business is off to a good start with a rating of 4.7 stars. During the grand opening of the NYC store, hundreds of people lined up and spent hours looking at the store’s book section. CNN attended the opening and filmed a four-minute video, capturing the expressions and actions of people and tourists walking, glancing, and purchasing books. (CNN.com). Amazon gave consumers positive effects.
Now, coming to life through its storefronts and more accessible than ever. The loyalty to customers is expressive through its work and dedication. We all can’t wait to see the brilliant business will venture off to next.