US-based retailer Amazon has announced that the company is closing eight of its Amazon Go physical convenience stores, according to a report in Supermarket News.
The e-commerce giant has reportedly already closed two Amazon Go stores in Seattle, with plans to close two more in New York City and four in San Francisco by the start of April.
“Like any physical retailer, we periodically assess our portfolio of stores and make optimization decisions along the way”, Amazon is quoted as saying. “We remain committed to the Amazon Go format, operate more than 20 Amazon Go stores across the US, and will continue to learn which locations and features resonate most with customers as we keep evolving our Amazon Go stores”.
Amazon Go stores operate via an app, in which customers simply choose what they want to purchase without needing to scan items or queue at a till.
Despite the closure of these eight stores, the company still plans to open more stores in different locations, according to reports.
Source: Supermarket News