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Amazon finding value in retail stores

Jeff Bezos (Credit: Amazon)

Amazon is partnering with Rite-Aid to allow in-store pick-up for collection o packages ordered online. The new initiative, named “Counter”, will be rolled out in over 100 Rite-Aid locations nationwide.

  • Dig Deeper: Home delivery is inconvenient when people are at work and can’t sign for packages. Amazon shoppers have also complained of theft when packages are left outside their homes.
  • Sound Smart: According to US census figures, just 10 percent of retail sales are made through e-commerce, so people are still spending more time and money in retail stores. 

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