Originally Posted by murraypaul
Amazon are successful because they sell essentially everything.
An online store can sell as many products as they want, and doesn't have the overhead of running retail outlets.
By moving into stores, they suddenly have a very limited amount of stock available, lose their major advantage and pick up a significant disadvantage.
Retail stores are failing because they are being beaten by companies like Amazon.
Why would the winners want to become the losers?
I buy very few physical items from Amazon, because returns are a hassle and free shipping is a pain because of lengthy delivery times and minimum thresholds. So my preference is to either buy in store or online with free ship to store.
On the other hand, Amazon is great for digital purchases.
Still, that begs the question as to why Amazon bothers to sell Kindles in retail stores to begin with.