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Amazon is coming to your mall, in an attempt to get you out of the mall

Molly Wood Sep 9, 2016
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Customers browse books and other Amazon products at the newly-opened Amazon Books store on November 4, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.   Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
Final Note

Amazon is coming to your mall, in an attempt to get you out of the mall

Molly Wood Sep 9, 2016
Customers browse books and other Amazon products at the newly-opened Amazon Books store on November 4, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.   Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
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Amazon, the company that sort of defined e-commerce, is moving more and more into the physical world.

And now, Business Insider reports the company is going full mall kiosk. The e-tailer will open up to 100 pop-up stores in various malls around the country by next year. The pop-ups will feature Amazon’s own hardware, like the Fire TV, Amazon Echo and Kindle e-readers. All of those, as it happens, make it easier to shop online at Amazon.

There’s even a page hidden on Amazon’s website devoted to its mall stores.

And no, you can’t get your ears pierced there.

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