Amazon has revolutionized the way we shop: Order an item with the click of a mouse, and it shows up at your doorstep.
But Amazon hasn’t forgotten those who prefer an old-school approach to shopping. In fact, the online retail giant has a growing number of brick-and-mortar locations in 11 states, plus the District of Columbia.
These stores come in four flavors:
This type of store offers products that are rated four stars or above by customers, are top sellers or are new and trending. Products include devices, electronics, kitchen and home goods, toys, books and games.
You can find Amazon 4-star stores in:
- New York
2. Amazon Books
This store sells “customer-favorite books” that are rated four stars or above, or that are top sellers or new releases, Amazon says.
You can find Amazon Books in:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New York
3. Amazon Go
This store sells ready-to-eat meals and snacks that Amazon says are “made by chefs and favorite local kitchens and bakeries.”
Amazon Go stores are known for the grab-and-go shopping experience, though: There are no checkout lines because there is no checkout. Shoppers must use the free Amazon Go app and must have an Amazon account, but can simply walk out of the store with their food.
“Our Just Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart.”
You can find Amazon Go stores in:
- New York
4. Presented by Amazon
These are kiosks that have popped up in a handful of malls across the country, according to Business Insider.
Amazon says they offer a themed selection of top brands, which is updated frequently.
Currently, you can find Presented by Amazon locations in malls in:
Ways to save at Amazon
Whether you shop online or in-store, there are ways to cut your costs when buying from Amazon.
For example, check out the apps and websites that we detail in “7 Free Tools That Will Save You More Money on Amazon Purchases.”
Buying in bulk isn’t just for warehouse clubs. It can also save you money on Amazon purchases. We recently highlighted some of the best of these deals in “7 Brilliant Bulk-Buy Deals on Amazon.”
Finally, Signing up for Amazon Prime costs you money on the front end, but can save you a bundle throughout the duration of your membership. For more, check out “These Are the 9 Best Benefits of Amazon Prime.”
You will also want a Prime membership if you plan to shop in an Amazon Books or Amazon 4-star store.
While these stores welcome all customers, only Prime members pay Amazon.com prices there. Non-members can sign up for a free 30-day Prime trial to be able to pay Amazon.com prices in the stores.
Another way to save at Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star locations is to check their “Deals & Promotions” page on Amazon’s website before you visit.
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