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Amazon Same Day Delivery

Slate’s Farhad Manjoo discusses the conceptual zenith of internet retailing:

It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly this move will shake up the retail industry. Same-day delivery has long been the holy grail of Internet retailers, something that dozens of startups have tried and failed to accomplish. (Remember Kozmo.com?) But Amazon is investing billions to make next-day delivery standard, and same-day delivery an option for lots of customers. If it can pull that off, the company will permanently alter how we shop. To put it more bluntly: Physical retailers will be hosed.

If you think brick-and-mortar retailers have been hurt by web shopping, you ain’t seen nothing yet if this comes to bear. This would be utter disruption.

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