In a report citing people familiar with the matter, the publication said that the tech giant is looking at ways to combine the experiences of shopping online and in a physical store. Customers may be able to request clothing to try on by using QR codes, for example, and could use a touchscreen that would also recommend additional items.
Robots and other types of automation might also play a role in the stores, though the report noted that plans have not been finalized.
Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Reports surfaced in August that Amazon is planning on openingin Ohio and California to sell items like clothes and electronics.