News from IT House on March 4thAmazon announced the closure of eight Amazon Go unmanned convenience stores, according to foreign technology media GeekWire.The convenience stores were first opened to Amazon employees in 2016 and were officially commercialized in 2018.
The eight stores to be closed are in Seattle, New York City and San Francisco. It is reported that two Amazon Go unmanned convenience stores in Seattle have been closed, while two stores in New York City and four stores in San Francisco will be closed on April 1.
It House translated Amazon's press release as follows:
Like any physical retailer, we regularly evaluate our store portfolio and make optimization decisions in the process. We remain committed to the Amazon Go business model and will continue to operate more than 20 Amazon Go stores in the United States.
We will continue to develop the Amazon Go store and continue to understand which locations and features resonate most with our customers.
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