Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by PearlyJoe, Jan 23, 2018.
Seattle has Amazon's first employee free convenience store up and running. The grand opening was a couple days ago and all you need to get into the store is a phone AP and a credit card downloaded on the AP
Can a conventional shopper get access to & shop at the store?
Yes. But it's not convenient....
The market is ever changing & retailers must adapt to the changes. Consumers, especially younger people are willing to pay more for convenience that fits their lifestyle. Younger people are living in smaller houses that are closer to work. They spend less time at home & buy easy to prepare meals or eat out. The market for antiques especially large pieces of furniture has declined for years. Large & energy inefficient houses have lost value. The millennials are less materialistic than their parents.
Some call it the digital age
Smart phones are already replacing computers and the average millennial and below prefer to get a smartphone before or if ever buying a computer
Most of them I know have no loyalty to American made goods & American workers.They don't even look to see where the item is made.They buy the lowest cost item & pay little attention to quality.. Their requirement is that the item must be "Cool".
Probably the only consolation to labor is that often UPS delivers the product.