Amazon still hasn’t fully given up on its mall kiosks

The new locations will showcase themed collections

Amazon still hasn’t fully given up on its mall kiosks
Amazon still hasn’t fully given up on its mall kiosks

Amazon can’t seem to decide whether it wants its own mini-stores inside shopping malls.

After the company decided earlier this year to close the many kiosks it had maintained at malls, a few new ones have sprung up. 

As Business Insider notes, Amazon’s revamped mall presence is being called “Presented by Amazon.”

Unlike the previous mall kiosks, which were showcases for Amazon’s Echo, Kindle e-readers, Fire TV, and other first-party hardware, this new approach offers “a themed selection of top brands, frequently updated and presented to you by Amazon.”

So, as with its Amazon 4-star retail stores, it sounds like the selection at Presented by Amazon will be rotated out on a regular basis — and it won’t be limited to Amazon’s own products.

But clearly Amazon thinks putting itself in malls is still a worthwhile effort. The retailer’s website shows one Presented by Amazon space as being outdoors, but others are very much traditional kiosks, such as this one at the Century City mall. More

By Chris Welch@chriswelch  theverge.com