Amazon reportedly plans to open physical grocery stores in Silicon Valley

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Amazon might soon have a brick-and-mortar presence in your community. The online retailer is planning to test a new service that lets you pick up fresh groceries and other items from a physical location, reports the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

According to the paper’s sources, Amazon (through a subsidiary) has signed paperwork for a retail location in Sunnyvale, CA and plans have already been approved for it to build out an 11,600-square-foot warehouse with eight car stalls for pickups. Planning documents submitted by a third party developer call project „a blended customer shopping experience, as it leverages both an online shopping platform and the traditional brick-and-mortar retail experience.“ After placing an order, you’d get to select a pickup time window. Then, all you’d have to do is stop by on the way home and pick up your items. It’s said that there will also be a small store location on site, perhaps allowing customers to walk in and buy without placing an order online first.

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