That’s the title of an article in the Canadian Quill & Quire:

The online retailer currently ships orders from a few large warehouses located in low-cost states. Now that Amazon will be charging sales tax, it can legally set up smaller distribution centres closer to more populous urban areas in states such as New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. Two new distribution centres planned for California will service the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, dramatically cutting down delivery times.

In an article for Slate, Farhad Manjoo writes about why this should be a concern for bricks-and-mortar retailers:

Amazon’s new goal is to get stuff to you immediately — as soon as a few hours after you hit “buy”… Same-day delivery has long been the holy grail of Internet retailers, something that dozens of startups have tried and failed to accomplish … If it can pull that off, the company will permanently alter how we shop. To put it more bluntly: Physical retailers will be hosed.


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