Amazon envisions department store full of QR codes, high-tech dressing rooms, report says – CNET

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A new report gives details on Amazon’s department stores.

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Amazon will reportedly build plenty of tech into its department stores, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. 

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 opening 30,000-square-foot department stores in Ohio and California to sell items like clothes and electronics.

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