Latest in Amazon

Image credit:

Amazon wants to build drive-up grocery stores

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
July 25, 2015
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

If you enjoy the luxury of ordering groceries online but would rather not wait at home for your food deliveries, Amazon might soon come to your rescue. Silicon Valley Business Journal understands that Amazon is working on a drive-up grocery store in Sunnyvale, California (a possible concept rendering is shown here) that will rely solely on internet orders -- you'd schedule pickups instead of wandering aisles. Think of it as an AmazonFresh depot that could save you shipping costs while adapting to your schedule.

Amazon isn't commenting on the project, and it's not clear just how many of these stores will pop up. The Sunnyvale experiment is likely to expand to other areas in Silicon Valley, but there's no certainty that it'll ever rival a big chain like Safeway. However, there's no question that the concept makes a lot of sense for Amazon. It eliminates many of the headaches associated with shipping food directly to your door (how do you deliver a mix of fresh and frozen foods, for example?) while giving you an incentive to skip traditional supermarkets. You'd miss out on the joy of discovering tasty treats at the store, but you also wouldn't have to spend more than a few minutes getting your weekly sustenance.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
A $13,000 electric car will go on sale in the US by late 2020

A $13,000 electric car will go on sale in the US by late 2020

View
Tesla is reportedly close to making a more affordable Model Y

Tesla is reportedly close to making a more affordable Model Y

View
Pixel 4a review: The best $350 phone

Pixel 4a review: The best $350 phone

View
Sony explains how PS4 accessories will work on PS5

Sony explains how PS4 accessories will work on PS5

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr