I’m a little surprised that there has been no mention of an Amazon GO - the first outside the US- due to open in Ealing Broadway some time next week. Looks to be next to Holland & Barrett but I may be wrong.,No cash or cheques or cc, get the Amazon app on your smart phone, walk in, shop & walk out. No checkouts. Given that Amazon, amongst others is rapidly taking over the world, with issues such as taxation being raised, why the local silence re this.
Bettina Margaret Thwaite ● 231d17 Comments
It’s the start of the globalists plan once everyone has been covid vaccinated; the next step will be a bio-chip under the skin then that completes the beginning of the planned control of the world’s population; and fulfils an end time Biblical prophecy in Revelations - then what happens after that? Goodness knows!
c james ● 217d
Meanwhile, like it or not, this is the future.Regardless of perceived or otherwise negatives, this is one of many technical juggernauts transforming our lives.These ventures will continue to roll out and be successful, because, rightly or wrongly, it's simply what people want.Economics - Supply and Demand.
Rosco White ● 225d
I went in this morning. The staff were friendly and helpful, stock varied and prices fair. It took a couple of hours for my receipt to arrive in my inbox.It's not in competition with supermarkets but with the Tesco Expresses and Sainsbury Locals and I prefer it to either.The best bit, in my view, is just putting groceries straight into your shopping bag without the middle man of the basket.
Susan Kelly ● 225d
I’m sorry to disagree but everybody gets a say! Supply and demand...people choose where to spend their money and suppliers react. Choosing local is a choice we can all make.You’d probably be quite surprised at how low Amazon’s market share is when you look by category. They are talked a lot about but actually have a small % share by category.
James Putland ● 227d
Went and had a look this morning. Sells a good variety of produce, good ambience, but a bit weird walking out without going through a till.
Elizabeth Wood ● 227d
Indeed.But not enough people will ever choose to travel that noble road with you to ever make a difference to Amazon's goal of galactic domination.
Tony Colliver ● 227d
Ealing are selling this 'All on an App' utopia like a few other authorities and we will have a society moulded and manipulated who think it all happens by magic.A world of Cafes and Lattes and and doing not very much. But very little else and certainly no individualism. Or free thought only what is permitted.We are seeing that now. Have a different view? Then you are vilified without debate.It's not just about these developments it's about the conditioning being created to live this way and no-one gets any say.
Raymond Havelock ● 228d
Presumably the location has been chosen on the basis that lots of people will be moving into the new flats in the centre of town but is that actually going to happen?
Gordon Southwell ● 228d
Amazon already offers same-day delivery on wide range of grocery items. I'm afraid it's the way the world is going. Support your local retailers or lose them
N V Brooks ● 229d
No doubt it will appeal to the well-heeled prospective new residents of all the housing being slung up around the Broadway.Of course, anyone with the merest acquaintance with Amazon will know the offer will be limited.But I do wonder if they deliver?
Simon Hayes ● 229d
It's not providing employment. The shop unit it will be taking up would have had more staff if any other business moved in.If the concept works the technology will be sold to lots of other businesses leading to massive job losses in the retail industry.
Mark Evans ● 229d
Even though I don't like Amazon I suppose to look on the positive side it's providing employment as the shop will have staff and the shop subject to the same taxes as others. Important to keep supporting local businesses though.
Harry Simmons ● 230d
It's been reported in a couple of papers online at least, I expect it will be successful and probably be the first of a few in the UK. I'll be staying with Waitrose though!
Harry Simmons ● 230d
I was not suggesting people should or shouldn’t use Amazon. I was simply surprised that with Amazon and similar being much in the news these days concerning not just taxation issues but also raising questions as regards the future pattern of shopping, etc that no mention had been made of this locally.
Bettina Margaret Thwaite ● 230d
I try to avoid using it and only do if I can't get something locally (and make sure it's very rarely) but plenty of people do so the first "Amazon Go" shop outside America being in Ealing is something worth mentioning.
Harry Simmons ● 231d