In addition to being one of the biggest eCommerce retailers in the world, Amazon is now branching out with a range of offline services.
As well as being able to shop online for a huge assortment of products, Amazon is experimenting with physical hubs that provide a specific selection of products, including grocery stores and bookshop formats. To make the shipping process even smoother, Amazon also introduced Click-and-Collect stations so that consumers can pick up their parcels with greater ease.
Other than physically setting up shop in the offline world, Amazon has also been experimenting with marketing stunts that involve painted wall murals, the mobile truck stores and delivery boxes big enough to deliver brand new cars.
With the release of the smart Amazon Echo speaker, the eCommerce retailer has now also made it possible for users to order Domino's pizza or an Uber car with a simple voice command.
These Offline Services from Amazon Infiltrate the World Beyond the Web
The Amazon Echo Speaker Can Request An Uber For You
Crowdsourced Package Deliveries
Amazon Flex Lets Car Owners Deliver Packages In Their Area
Web Retailer Murals
Amazon Asked Artists to Interpret What 'Prime Living' Means in a Mural
Voice-Controlled Pizza Deliveries
Domino's Tracker Deliveries Can Now Be Made Using Amazon Echo
Crowdsourced Online Deliveries
Amazon's On My Way Uses Ordinary People to Deliver Packages
eCommerce Clothing Lines
The Private-Label Fashion Lines from Amazon Cater to Men, Women and Kids
Ecommerce Delivery Drones
The New Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivers Packages in 30-Minutes
Instant Online Shopping
The Amazon Dash Button Lets Prime Members Reorder Products with a Push
Online Retailer Bookstores
Amazon Books Opened Its First Physical Store Using Online Data
Mobile Discount Stores
The 'Treasure Truck' Will Drive Around Seattle Selling Discount Goods
Cargo-Sized Cardboard Crates
The Amazon Nissan Box is the Biggest Paper Carton You've Ever Seen
Web Shopping Drop Boxes
Click-and-Collect Stations Help to Make Amazon Delivery More Convenient
In-Flight Streaming Launches
The Amazon on JetBlue Pop-Up Showcases the New In-Flight Media
Drive-Thru Grocery Stores
Amazon Plans to Launch a New Type of Food Store in California