PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some say Amazon led to the downfall of big box stores, but now, the online retailer could be building stores of its own.
The New York Times says Amazon is exploring the idea of creating stores that sell furniture and home appliances — items that customers may want to see before they buy.READ MORE: On 36th Anniversary Of MOVE Bombing, Farley Revelations Feels ‘Like We Have To Live 1985 All Over Again,’ Africa Family Says
The stores would serve as showcases where people could view the items in person, with orders being delivered to their homes, says the report.16-Year-Old Killed, 13-Year-Old Injured In Southwest Philadelphia Shooting, Police Say
Amazon is also considering an electronics-store concept similar to Apple’s retail stores. These would sell Amazon devices like the smart-home speaker ‘Echo.’
The Times is quick to point out that talking about stores isn’t the same as definitive plans.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley Resigns Over Mishandling Of Remains Belonging To Victims Of 1985 MOVE Bombing
There’s a chance that Amazon will scrap the ideas if they prove to be unworkable.