Amazon denies plans to open high street stores

There is no chance of seeing Amazon stores on the high street, according to the company.

retail shops

Amazon has denied plans to open high street stores in Britain.

The statement refutes a story by the The Sunday Times, which reported that the company had launched a search for physical stores to support the website.

The paper claimed that Amazon wanted to make money from click and collect' services, where shoppers would buy online and pick up goods from nearby stores.

It would have suited shoppers who would rather buy online and collect gifts instead of waiting at home for deliveries.

Argos, Tesco and John Lewis already offer similar services.

It was suggested that properties belonging to the closing Borders book chain were targets.

However, Amazon said in a statement: "We have no plans to open physical stores anywhere in the world."

Amazon recently predicted its busiest Christmas on record, with sales expected to increase by more than a third (35 per cent).

Featured Resources

Shining light on new 'cool' cloud technologies and their drawbacks

IONOS Cloud Up! Summit, Cloud Technology Session with Russell Barley

Watch now

Build mobile and web apps faster

Three proven tips to accelerate modern app development

Free download

Reduce the carbon footprint of IT operations up to 88%

A carbon reduction opportunity

Free Download

Comparing serverless and server-based technologies

Determining the total cost of ownership

Free download

Recommended

Amazon faces allegations it "brazenly" underreported COVID-19 cases in its warehouses
business management

Amazon faces allegations it "brazenly" underreported COVID-19 cases in its warehouses

2 Dec 2021
CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected
malware

CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected

26 Nov 2021
AWS and IBM join forces to reduce data barriers in the energy industry
Software

AWS and IBM join forces to reduce data barriers in the energy industry

15 Nov 2021
In praise of the early adopters
Hardware

In praise of the early adopters

2 Nov 2021

Most Popular

What should you really be asking about your remote access software?
Sponsored

What should you really be asking about your remote access software?

17 Nov 2021
What are the pros and cons of AI?
machine learning

What are the pros and cons of AI?

30 Nov 2021
Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses
cyber security

Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses

1 Dec 2021