HomeGoods is Shutting Down Their Online Shopping: What Does This Mean for a New Store in Amarillo?
Amarillo has lost many big box stores recently. It has a lot to do with the last 3 years and the economy and people not spending money like they have in the past.
We lost Bed, Bath and Beyond, Steinmart, and recently Camping World announced it was closing. Although these stores have closed, we have all heard rumors of new stores opening in their place.
Recently, the all-but confirmed, rumor that HomeGoods is opening in the old Bed, Bath, and Beyond location.
Shoppers in the city have been extremely excited at the prospect of HomeGoods opening in Amarillo. It's a new place for home decor that we all need. However, we may be celebrating prematurely.
HomeGoods announced that they would be shutting down their online stores on October 21st.
Why would a store shut down its website?
More and more people are turning to online shopping instead of brick-and-mortar shopping. It is sometimes easier to shop from the comfort of home than in the store.
If they are doing away with their online shopping what does that mean for their stores and new stores?
The bad news is:
They are just getting rid of their e-commerce site (online shopping). This means no more sitting on your couch, at your desk, or in the bathtub, ordering a new lamp, rug, clock, or any home decor for your home online from HomeGoods.
The Good news is:
They are not closing their stores in fact they are opening more stores. According to Business Insider, the TJX Companies' decision to shut down online shopping was to focus resources on the actual stores. HomeGoods will be announcing new store openings.
Well, if the rumor of HomeGoods opening in Amarillo wasn't confirmed, that kind of confirms it.
When most stores are closing their storefronts and focusing on online sales, HomeGoods is doing the opposite. Does this mean the days of actually going into the store and shopping will become the trend instead of shopping online?
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