Amazon to open store in New York

Paywalled WSJ report says that Amazon will open a physical store in New York in time for the holidays.

Amazon’s space at 7 West 34th St., across from the Empire State Building in Midtown, would function as a mini-warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders.

It’s probably more about marketing than actual sales.