[ExI] end of the road for bricks and mortar

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Wed Aug 12 05:07:42 UTC 2020



>… On Behalf Of Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] end of the road for bricks and mortar




On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 12:14 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org <mailto:extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> > wrote:

What happens next?  Do they continue, focusing on the mid-level retail?  When that is gone, then what?



Oh for sure, as soon as they get organized, they will attack Amazon storage sites.  bill w


There is a local Amazon storage site which convinces me otherwise.  Bezos didn’t get where he is without foresight.  He realized Amazon would be compelling targets for larcenous flash mobs, so he designed his local facility with countermeasures against the sort of thing which is indicating the end of the road for traditional retailing.


The looting in Chicago will send merchandizing insurance to levels such that competition with Amazon will be impractical.


Things will be different.






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