Amazon puts itself at the forefront of the next consumer revolution - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 30, 2012

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Amazon And Death Of The Mall

Interesting piece in the Irish Times by Davin O'Dwyer exploring the effect Amazon's push to establish same-day delivery in the US will have on the landscape of commerce:

Amazon is now building warehouses in a number of populous states and agreeing to pay sales taxes. The key advantage this provides is the holy grail of online retail - same-day delivery. Order a book or a gadget in the morning and have it delivered to your door that evening - it's a game-changing leap in convenience. As Manjoo puts it: "If [Amazon] can pull that off, the company will permanently alter how we shop. To put it more bluntly: Physical retailers will be hosed." So will the Gruen Effect be replaced by a Bezos effect? The promise of same-day delivery is admittedly specific to the US at the moment, but just as malls and big-box outlets once seemed uniquely American before becoming global, this too shall become internationalised - the inexorable logic of convenience and capitalism will see to that.

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