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Amazon is opening a new brick-and-mortar store in NYC featuring its best sellers – 27.09.2018

Amazon is opening a new brick-and-mortar store in NYC featuring its best sellers

 Today, the retailer will open an “Amazon 4-Star” store in New York, where all the items it sells are rated 4 stars and above, are a top seller or are new and are trending on Amazon

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/26/amazon-will-open-a-new-brick-and-mortar-store-in-nyc-featuring-its-best-sellers/

 *This is effectively a real-world introduction to Amazon’s best products, and demonstrates how Amazon is continuing to expand its bricks and mortar footprint.*

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Google Maps now lets you poll friends on where to eat 

The feature allows users to create a shortlist of restaurants or other destinations that can be shared with friends so they can vote, ceasing the endless planning messages that groups have to contend with.

Read more here. 

* Deciding where you’re going to eat as a larger party has never been a fun task, and being paralysed by the agony of choice has only become worse now that we have so much information at our fingertips. This is a simple feature, but one that adds a simple solution to a previously complex (and annoying) problem, and an addition which helps make the Google user experience a more sociable place.*

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 Harvey Nichols unveils in-store shoppable video screens

 Harvey Nichols, is introducing shoppable videos via in-store touch screens. Customers can simply tap on the touch screen to bring up more information about individual products, and then add them to their basket for immediate checkout.

Read more here.

* Whilst this initiative works to increase in-store interactivity, it also appeals to the ever-increasing consumer calls for convenience – the ability to order items without having to endlessly wander through the aisles.*

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