Best Buy & Amazon, Part II

In September 2012, I wrote about how Best Buy had the potential to beat Amazon in the home delivery game, specifically suggesting that Best Buy might leverage its storefronts as a network of warehouses, and further suggesting that one-hour delivery and fulfillment of online transactions might be within reason.

Two things have happened in 2014.

First, Best Buy has seen a marked improvement in company performance, which investors attribute to Best Buy’s edge in using its storefronts as shipping hubs.

Second, Amazon has launched one-hour delivery in NYC, with plans to add additional cities in 2015.

I don’t think I was even really serious about the one hour window thing back when I wrote the original post. So it’ll be all the more incredible to see how that feels in reality¬†the next time I have to buy Amazon junk.


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