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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2020, 12:58:06 PM »
It’s part of their overall plan to build loyalty and keep you in the Amazon ecosystem. Amazon is in your house with Alexa and security systems, Alexa is your car, they already deliver consumer products to your house, now groceries (in person or delivered), Amazon music, Prime video, now they deliver medicine. Nothing they do is proprietary and with their loyalty programs/benefits, speed of delivery, people will just spend their money with Amazon.

In general, I don’t think Amazon is trying to provide a game changer in anything they do. Most of the stuff they do someone else already does. Amazon just brings everything together under one company/umbrella.

I’m going to go buy more Amazon stock now.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2020, 02:36:32 PM »
It%u2019s part of their overall plan to build loyalty and keep you in the Amazon ecosystem. Amazon is in your house with Alexa and security systems, Alexa is your car, they already deliver consumer products to your house, now groceries (in person or delivered), Amazon music, Prime video, now they deliver medicine. Nothing they do is proprietary and with their loyalty programs/benefits, speed of delivery, people will just spend their money with Amazon.

In general, I don%u2019t think Amazon is trying to provide a game changer in anything they do. Most of the stuff they do someone else already does. Amazon just brings everything together under one company/umbrella.

I%u2019m going to go buy more Amazon stock now.

I disagree they are not looking for a game changer. They bought ring which was like #1 diy alarm. They could of bought a small alarm company.
The Whole Foods acquisition failed expectations.
So the argument to expand the eco system is flawed. For example a typical person who buys electronics from Amazon does not necessarily buys from Whole Foods. As I stated before, consumer habits are about paying fair price or finding deals. Sorry to say but Whole Foods does not scream fair price.

I think a person would prefer to go to TJ vs Whole Foods. But what do I know.



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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2020, 02:39:59 PM »
It’s part of their overall plan to build loyalty and keep you in the Amazon ecosystem. Amazon is in your house with Alexa and security systems, Alexa is your car, they already deliver consumer products to your house, now groceries (in person or delivered), Amazon music, Prime video, now they deliver medicine. Nothing they do is proprietary and with their loyalty programs/benefits, speed of delivery, people will just spend their money with Amazon.

In general, I don’t think Amazon is trying to provide a game changer in anything they do. Most of the stuff they do someone else already does. Amazon just brings everything together under one company/umbrella.

I’m going to go buy more Amazon stock now.

I disagree they are not looking for a game changer. They bought ring which was like #1 diy alarm. They could of bought a small alarm company.
The Whole Foods acquisition failed expectations.
So the argument to expand the eco system is flawed. For example a typical person who buys on electronics Amazon does not necessarily buys from Whole Foods. As I stated before, consumer habits are about paying fair price or finding deals. Sorry to say but Whole Foods does not scream fair price.

I think a person would prefer to go to TJ vs Whole Foods. But what do I know.

There is definitely an ecosystem motive at play...Amazon just got into the drug store business as well.   I question its effectiveness...I think the grocery play is weird.

Amazon's base business also starting to lose its luster...Walmart, Target, and Best Buys are all chipping at the marketplace business.  Amazon is like Google...just looking for new place to expand.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #48 on: November 18, 2020, 03:35:07 PM »
There is definitely an ecosystem motive at play...Amazon just got into the drug store business as well.   I question its effectiveness...I think the grocery play is weird.

Amazon's base business also starting to lose its luster...Walmart, Target, and Best Buys are all chipping at the marketplace business.  Amazon is like Google...just looking for new place to expand.

Amazon is picking areas ripe for disruption: grocery sales are $600 billion+ and prescription drugs are $300 billion+. Both areas are dominated by brick and mortar.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2020, 03:41:50 PM »
There is definitely an ecosystem motive at play...Amazon just got into the drug store business as well.   I question its effectiveness...I think the grocery play is weird.

Amazon's base business also starting to lose its luster...Walmart, Target, and Best Buys are all chipping at the marketplace business.  Amazon is like Google...just looking for new place to expand.

Amazon is picking areas ripe for disruption: grocery sales are $600 billion+ and prescription drugs are $300 billion+. Both areas are dominated by brick and mortar.

Except grocery sales are extremely thin margins and there are already online prescription drugs outlets.

My guess is that Amazon thinks that it can streamline the process and reduce cost to increase the margins but not sure it works that way.  Maybe but we shall see.

in reality...it's all about the data...Amazon wants more data to sell and things like Ring, groceries, and drugs are all extra data that other competitors may not have. 

https://thecounter.org/amazon-a-whole-foods-growth-profit/

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2020, 06:18:56 PM »
Just like solar... eye will eventually buy in to Amazon Fresh. :)

Can a person with a family that cooks at home do all their grocery shopping at the new Amazon place?
It isn't super fancy - but it has a normal selection of a grocery store. This isn't like a trader joes we are talking about that has select items and you still need to go to a Ralphs or Albertsons or whatever. This is much closer to an Alberton's.   Some limitations - smaller deli and I thought a little less of a meat market than most of the big box Irvine stores. 

But this is the only store where you can actually pay the same price to get groceries delivered to your house as you do in store. I think everywhere else you pay a premium. I haven't actually done the order - but I think I've seen people on here say that. To me that is a game changer. I had no desire to pay a 10%+ mark-up to order my groceries online and do all that...if it is the same price and same day delivery (I suppose it is still a bit higher cause you got to put in tip - but those other places all have mark-up plus tip)....well now maybe it isn't so bad. 

Prices were okay.  It isn't my go to grocery store and probably won't ever become it - but it would be my online go-to of choice and I think one of these weekends I'm going to try out the deliver option. 

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2020, 08:27:03 PM »
Just like solar... eye will eventually buy in to Amazon Fresh. :)

Can a person with a family that cooks at home do all their grocery shopping at the new Amazon place?
It isn't super fancy - but it has a normal selection of a grocery store. This isn't like a trader joes we are talking about that has select items and you still need to go to a Ralphs or Albertsons or whatever. This is much closer to an Alberton's.   Some limitations - smaller deli and I thought a little less of a meat market than most of the big box Irvine stores. 

But this is the only store where you can actually pay the same price to get groceries delivered to your house as you do in store. I think everywhere else you pay a premium. I haven't actually done the order - but I think I've seen people on here say that. To me that is a game changer. I had no desire to pay a 10%+ mark-up to order my groceries online and do all that...if it is the same price and same day delivery (I suppose it is still a bit higher cause you got to put in tip - but those other places all have mark-up plus tip)....well now maybe it isn't so bad. 

Prices were okay.  It isn't my go to grocery store and probably won't ever become it - but it would be my online go-to of choice and I think one of these weekends I'm going to try out the deliver option. 

Their selection is a bit limited but so far I'm happy with the fruit and meat quality plus I love the 5% cashback using the Amazon Chase card. I'll still go to Trader Joes, Stater Bros, and Costco but not as frequently now.
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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2020, 12:20:33 PM »
I think the selection is on par with the older Stater, Vons, Ralph's locations.  2x the size of a TJ or Aldi, half the size of a newer anchor grocery ztore like the Stater by the district.

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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2020, 01:55:42 PM »
I think the selection is on par with the older Stater, Vons, Ralph's locations.  2x the size of a TJ or Aldi, half the size of a newer anchor grocery ztore like the Stater by the district.

Someone said selection was like Target? idk
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Re: Amazon Fresh grocery store opens at Irvine Market Place
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2020, 03:50:27 PM »
I think the selection is on par with the older Stater, Vons, Ralph's locations.  2x the size of a TJ or Aldi, half the size of a newer anchor grocery ztore like the Stater by the district.

Someone said selection was like Target? idk

Yes, its a glorified Target. The Target grocery secrions are basically the same selecfion as the older smaller groceries, sans the butcher.

 

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