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Shopping on Amazon could get much faster, and better…

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I’m a fairly frequent purchaser from amazon.com.  I love the convenience of having almost anything I can conceive of purchasing available in one place, and see multiple businesses to purchase it from, nearly assuring I get the lowest price possible.  I also have to admit that I have their shopping app downloaded on my Android phone and love being able to scan a UPC code at a physical store to price compare on the spot.  The downside has always been the wait to receive my item over buying it while I’m standing in a store that has the item in stock.

The attached link to an article on slate.com outlines a new strategy being employed by Amazon that could change this dynamic completely.  With local distribution centers in nearly every major market Amazon is making it possible to get next day shipping on almost everything, and possibly same day shipping if ordered early enough.  This is a definite game changer in the retail space that could be the final death blow that send some retailers into oblivion.

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/small_business/2012/07/amazon_same_day_delivery_how_the_e_commerce_giant_will_destroy_local_retail_.single.html?ref=linkedin

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