[VIDEO] Why Amazon Is Gobbling Up Failed Malls

Although some brick and mortar retailers are managing to thrive in the age of e-commerce, many others haven’t been able to compete against rivals like Amazon. This includes a good portion of America’s once mighty malls that now either struggle to keep tenants or have shuttered completely. In an ironic twist, however, abandoned malls are currently being purchased by Amazon and other companies to serve as product distribution centers. This video details why the location and size of these former malls are often perfect for today’s online retailers.

Questions:

  1. How do the large floor plans of former malls benefit e-commerce companies like Amazon?
  2. What sort of location advantages do former malls offer to online retailers?

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