• Saturday, Nov 27, 2021
  • Last Update : 08:15 pm

Amazon opens general store in UK, first outside the US

  • Published at 08:41 pm October 6th, 2021
Amazon INC
File photo: An Amazon logo is seen at its centre, in Darlington, County Durham on September 3, 2020 Reuters

The company launched the general store model in 2018

Amazon on Wednesday opened its first general store outside the United States in a mall in Britain, selling the online retailer's most popular products including books, toys, games and consumer electronics.

The US company said the store, called "4-star" because it sells products rated 4 stars or above by customers, reflects what customers are regularly buying and enjoying. The retailer says it uses data from its online business to select which products are popular with local shoppers and that the instore display will change regularly, reports AP.

Amazon launched the general store model in 2018 in the US where it already has several dozen outlets.


Also Read- Google, Facebook, Amazon submit 4.6C VAT in August


The company said the launch at the Bluewater Shopping Center in Kent, southeast of London, had been planned for two years, prior to the pandemic.

"The pandemic didn't really change our thinking. We've seen that the model has worked really well in malls in the US," said Andy Jones, director of Amazon 4-star UK.

"There are the Amazon products (customers) will expect but also local products from small suppliers, because that is a huge part of the Amazon business," he added.

He wouldn't comment on whether more 4-star stores are being planned for the UK.

The company opened its first grocery store, Amazon Fresh, in the UK last year in London. It said the model has been "well received" since opening and has grown the bricks and mortar grocery arm to six stores across London.


53
Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail