CNBC: Amazon reportedly discussing using former J.C. Penney and Sears stores as fulfillment centers

Published by CNBC.COM

Summary generated on August 9, 2020

    Amazon is in discussions with mall-owner Simon Property Group about using some closed J.C. Penney and Sears stores for Amazon fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal said on Sunday.

    "For Amazon, more fulfillment centers near residential areas would speed up the crucial last mile of delivery," The Wall Street Journal said.

    An Amazon spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.

    Amazon has long focused on its so-called "Last mile" of delivery.

    Amazon Lockers are in some other retail stores around the country where customers can go to pick up the items they deliver online.

    The Sears and J.C. Penney locations could give Amazon more fulfillment center space, closer to customers, where delivery drivers could come unload and pick up packages.

    The Wall Street Journal said it's unclear how many of the stores inside Simon malls are under consideration.