EVE has been following the news story of Amazon buying organic grocery chain Whole Foods. This is big for startups to take note of. The future is in digital business. Grocery stores are set up for disruption, similar to what happened with bookstores about 20 years ago.
In the video below, you get an inside look at how Amazon Go works. The store is open to Amazon employees in their Beta program. The physical store is located in Seattle, WA. You can buy all the staples from milk, bread and even artisan cheeses. Would you shop at a store with no lines, no check-out, no registers? The concept of Amazon Go uses virtual cards, so you walk in and walk out.
The CNN article “Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion,” by Paul R. La Monica and Chris Isidore, covered aspects that EVE focuses on, like what it means for the future of brick and mortar stores especially the grocery industry.
“The deal shows Amazon’s interest in moving into the business of operating traditional brick-and-mortar stores, even as many retailers that have been crippled by Amazon’s growth have announced a series of store closings.It also shows Amazon’s growing interest in groceries. The company has its own delivery service, AmazonFresh, and is experimenting with a “click and collect” model, offering customers to buy groceries online, then pick them up in person,” as stated in the article.
This kind of digital service and having convenient delivery order options available on your website is what business owners need to make sure they offer to their customers. Even if you have a perishable food business, you can take your services and provide your customers with ordering ahead of time with pickup or delivery options.
Your digital online storefront needs to offer what your traditional store can in order to transition well into the future.
We want you to not only survive but thrive the future and your competition. EVE helps clients create a plan and vision in order to make this happen.
Amazon has become a giant and the stats keep showing their growth and demand over traditional storefronts. They are redefining what a trip to the grocery store looks like.
EVE can help develop your brick and mortar business through branding and providing a digital presence that brings your customers an Effective Virtual Experience.