Amazon To Offer Prime Wardrobe
Amazon seems to be corning the market on all sorts of goods these days.
After announcing they will be buying Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 billion in cash, yes…cash, in order to offer customers the option of purchasing their meals online, the massive retailer has yet another trick up their sleeve.
It’s called Prime Wardrobe, and it’s the latest in convenient clothes shopping for the generations who love two day shipping.
Today, 79 percent of Americans are online shopping, and nearly 15 percent are using online shopping on a weekly basis, according to a study conducted by Pew Research Center.
As brick and mortar stores are struggling to make ends meet, online and e-commerce is swooping in and taking the business. And when you think about the logistics of it, it makes sense.
The overhead becomes relatively low when all online stores need is a warehouse with a few employees.
Granted, major giants like Amazon employ a little more than a few people, but a lot of startups are choosing to work remotely to save on costs like rent on a building space or general overhead.
And because the overhead cost is eliminated, the price on the goods being sold tend to be a better deal when buying online.
Most people love the deals they get when shopping online, the fast shipping Amazon Prime offers to its members, and the simple convenience of one-click purchasing.
It’s no wonder people are opting to buy their meals online in little boxes. The only work they have to do is pop it in the oven after a bit of assembly.
Now, with the soon-to-be launch of Prime Wardrobe, Amazon Prime members won’t have to worry about going to the mall to buy clothes, either.
The new service is free for Prime members and requires them to order a minimum of three items at no upfront cost. The items are delivered to the shopper’s door where they have a week to try the items and decide if they want to keep them, according to Market Watch.
When it’s time to send back what isn’t wanted, members simply put the clothing back into the shipping box it came in, place the return label on the box, and leave it at the front door for free pickup.
Members are charged for what they keep, and the more you keep the more of a discount is offered on the purchased items.
If shoppers keep 3 or 4 items, the discount is 10 percent. If shoppers keep five or more, the discount is 20 percent.
Although the service has not launched, Prime members can request Amazon to notify them when it does.