Bezos confirms extra brick-and-mortar Amazon shops
Amazon is constructing extra brick-and-mortar shops and beefing up Prime membership perks, firm CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed on the firm’s annual assembly for shareholders. In the mean time, the principally on-line-based mostly retailer has a single bookstore in Seattle, however it’s already constructing a brand new outlet close to San Diego. “We’re undoubtedly going to open further shops,” he stated, “what number of we do not know but.” It is unclear if the brand new location goes to be one other bookstore or if it is going to be promoting different gadgets, as properly. For those who’ll recall, reviews got here out earlier this yr that the corporate might open different forms of shops.
As for Amazon’s $ninety nine-per-yr Prime membership, Bezos stated he needs to bundle so many advantages with the subscription that folks would really feel irresponsible if they do not enroll. He did not elaborate on what these advantages are, however The Wall Road Journal lately reported that the corporate will begin promoting personal-label home items solely to Prime members. We’re unsure that is almost sufficient to make lots of people “really feel irresponsible” for not paying $ninety nine a yr, so we’re anticipating a slew of different perks sooner or later.