Amazon is permanently closing some of its Amazon Go stores in major cities on both coasts.
The locations include two stores in Seattle, two stores in New York City and four in San Francisco.
“Like any physical retailer, we periodically assess our portfolio of stores and make optimization decisions along the way. In this case, we’ve decided to close a small number of Amazon Go stores in Seattle, New York City and San Francisco,” an Amazon spokesperson told FOX Business in a Saturday email.
Two of the Seattle closures will have minimum impact, as they have been shuttered for some time.
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These stores will close on April 1. They will continue to serve customers until that time.
Multiple Amazon Go stores remain in the Greater Seattle area.
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Amazon is working with affected employees to identify new roles within the company, including at other Amazon Go stores or Amazon Operations sites.
The e-commerce giant is still opening new Amazon Go stores.
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“We remain committed to the Amazon Go format, operate more than 20 Amazon Go stores across the U.S., and will continue to learn which locations and features resonate most with customers as we keep evolving our Amazon Go stores,” the spokesperson said.