Amazon has a plan to make good on its same-day delivery promises and catch up to its brick-and-mortar rivals with their massive store fleets that double as delivery hubs. The online retailer wants to open a thousand miniature delivery hubs in suburban and urban areas, according to a report from Bloomberg. Rivals Walmart and Target have long leveraged their stores to deliver online orders to shoppers quickly. Amazon wants that same kind of geographical reach, even if it costs billions in real estate expenses to get it.
An Amazon delivery hub may be coming soon to a suburb near you.