Amazon Clicks and Mortar is a new initiative that will see the Internet giant open a total of 10 stores across the UK, all of which will support small online businesses with physical retail space in a prime location. For the first time ever, Amazon will be launching this program to expose small online businesses to high street shoppers.
The first Clicks and Mortar store from Amazon is opening on St Mary’s Gate in central Manchester and research from the shops will be submitted by an independent consultant to the government. As well as being provided with a brick and mortar space as part of the program, participating online businesses will also benefit from being bolstered by technology and support from Amazon.
At the newly opened shop in Manchester, shoppers can purchase everything from refreshments to beauty products and decor, and conveniently collect their orders from Amazon Lockers.