Is Amazon planning a pick-up location?

The online retailer is reported to be opening a store in Silicon Valley

Amazon To Launch Test Location For Grocery Pick-UpsIs Amazon planning pick-up location?
Drive-thrus are used for a variety of purposes, from grabbing a quick meal to picking up your dry cleaning. But how about picking up your groceries? That's apparently what Amazon wants to do in Silicon Valley.

According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Amazon is planning drive-up grocery stores that is likely to be tested for the firs time in Sunnyvale.

The store would allow you to pick up groceries and other items that you've ordered online.

Amazon haven't yet confirmed anything about these rumours but sources have said that a real estate developer has submitted plans for a large building and grocery pick up area.

In the United States the online retailer already has a grocery delivery service called Amazon Fresh. Speaking to HuffPost Live, Patrick Kulp from Mashable said he believes the proposed store will be an expansion of that service.

According to Food Manufacture, the Amazon Fresh service could be coming to the UK as soon as September which may spell out trouble for companies such as Ocado who essentially offer the same service.

Kulp also said that he believed consumers would find the idea of a brick and mortar store appealing because it's still likely to just be a pick-up location rather than an actual shop.

Another service the retailer offers is Amazon Locker. This is currently available in the UK and United States and gives people the chance to collect their parcels from a secure location using a unique pick-up code.

For now we'll just have to wait and see whether these proposed plans for the retail giant come into play and if they do, how soon it will be before they're carried over to the UK.

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