Amazon are really on an innovative role this year. The etailer is now expected to launch an Argos-style click-and-collect service called ‘Amazon Flex’, allowing customers to pick up their own packages from inner-city locations. Signs were seen inside a new Amazon warehouse in Seattle, which is currently understood to be put to use for the company’s ‘Prime Now’ service, which has not yet launched in Seattle. Last year, it was reported by the Wall Street Journal that the etail giant was said to be planning to open its first physical store, inspired by Argos’ partnership with Ebay.
‘Amazon Flex’ would be their newest fulfilment innovation, who are at the moment attempting to attain approval for drone deliveries, ‘Prime Air’, which would allow customers to receive their deliveries in 30 minutes using small unmanned aerial vehicles. They’re also in talks for launching their Fresh grocery proposition in the UK, which is expected to launch in London next month.
Amazon are truly pushing the boundaries on innovation and forcing their competitors to up their game. What will they come up with next?