Amazon’s brick-and-mortar portfolio is about to get even bigger.
The tech giant said Thursday it will open an Amazon Books location in Nashville and an Amazon 4-star store in Boston. The announcement comes the same day Amazon opened its fourth 4-star store in its hometown of Seattle.
We’ve reached out to Amazon about the locations of the stores and when they will open, and we will update this post when we hear back.
Last year, reports surfaced that Amazon was abandoning bookstore projects, but the tech giant insisted it was still excited about the concept.
The first Amazon 4-star store opened in New York City last September. Amazon has since added locations in Denver and Berkeley, Calif. Amazon has also confirmed a future store in Dallas.
Whole Foods Market stores make up the vast majority of Amazon’s retail footprint, after the tech giant scooped up the grocer for $13.7 billion in 2017. GeekWire research from last year shows that Amazon is approaching close to 600 locations between Whole Foods locations and its other stores.
Thanks to the growth of its brick-and-mortar portfolio, Amazon now breaks out revenue from those stores. In the most recent quarter, the Physical Stores division accounted for $4.3 billion in revenue, however sales grew by only about $18 million over the prior year, or less than 1 percent.