Google search engine
HomenewsAmazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first

Amazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first


E-commerce giant Amazon plans to put its online retail muscle to work in its first clothing shop.
E-commerce giant Amazon plans to put its online retail muscle to work in its first clothing shop.

Amazon’s online commerce empire is taking another step into the real world with plans announced Thursday to open a shop in Los Angeles that would be its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store.

An Amazon Style to launch later this year is to let customers use the retailer’s app to scan QR codes of garments, chose from sizes and colors, then have items sent to fitting rooms to try on, according to a blog post.

The move to expand its retail presence with a physical clothing store comes as authorities and competitors raise warnings over the Seattle-based firm accumulating too much control over the market.

This move would come on the heels of Amazon’s 2017 acquisition of the Whole Foods Market grocery chain for $13.7 billion, which significantly expanded the e-commerce giant’s presence in physical retail.

Fitting rooms in the Style shop are designed to be a “personalized space” where shoppers will find items they requested through the app along with options added based on their choices, according to Amazon.

“Our machine learning algorithms produce tailored, real-time recommendations for each as they shop,” Amazon said.

Customers will be able to share preferences in the app, if they want, to better customize recommendations. The app also lets people see reviews about items from other shoppers.

Touchscreens in fitting rooms will let people continue to shop, with items delivered “in just minutes” for them to try on, according to Amazon.

“This fast delivery is made possible by Amazon Style’s on-site operations, with advanced technologies and processes used in Amazon fulfillment centers,” the company said.


Starbucks and Amazon open cashier-less coffee shop in New York


© 2022 AFP

Citation:
Amazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first (2022, January 20)
retrieved 20 January 2022
from https://techxplore.com/news/2022-01-amazon-los-angeles.html

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no
part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.





Source link

MD Abdullah
Abdullah is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. Her background in education allows her to make complex financial topics relatable and easily understood by the layperson. She is the author of four books, including End Financial Stress Now and The Five Years Before You Retire.
RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Help on Hello world!