Amazon Bringing Brick and Mortar Store to Meridian
Yesterday we were one step closer to finding out what the new Village of Meridian store will become! The Village at Meridian isn't ready to make any official statements, but our friend Don at BoiseDev was able to dig up a permit and plans for a brick and mortar Amazon Books. If the permits and plans move forward, the Village location would join the 13 fully operational Amazon Books and five planned ones.
When it comes to the company that brought us the wildly entertaining, occasionally helpful Alexa via their Echo and Echo Dot devices, it's no surprise that this wouldn't be your typical bookstore. According to BoiseDev, the books in the Amazon Stores all face forward and you won't find a price tag on them. If you want to know more about the book or magazine, you'll have to open your Amazon app or grab a scanner to get the price. Using those devices will also show you reviews from Amazon users who've purchased the item and how many stars it has on the website.
Even cooler? Using data from their online shoppers, the brick and mortar Amazon Books location can pick which items they want to offer based on what's been popular in the Treasure Valley. Oh, and prices in the store are the same as what you'd pay on the website, so if you're not a Prime user and you want to save on shipping this is your way to take advantage of Amazon's often lower pricing!