Kohl's To Open Amazon Smart Home Experience In 10 Stores

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While also promoting Amazon Home Services, the devices will first be rolled out in Los Angeles and Chicago area stores.

Gadgets and devices you can buy in the smart home experiences include the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV and Fire tablets.

"We're focused on delivering convenience and value as we continue to invest in best-in-class interconnected experiences for our customers", said Online President and Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Hofmann.

Investors clearly like the news, sending Kohl's shares up 4% in morning trading, in the belief that the Amazon spaces could spur traffic. They should open in October, Kohl's said in a statement Wednesday. Amazon will also use the experience shops to push adoption of its Home Services business.

'Teaming up with Kohl's provides an incredible opportunity to pair world-class customer and shopping experiences'.




Kohl's - which is based in based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin - has more than 1,1000 stores in 49 states.

Amazon has always been blamed for the falling fortunes of department stores. Faced with declining sales, Kohl's is reducing inventory in hundreds of its stores. Shares were above 5 percent early morning. After Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon products such as the Echo were being sold at the grocery store.

The move is part of Amazon's bid to occupy space offline as well.

United has announced that travellers can now check in and learn about flights by using their Amazon Echo and Alexa-enabled devices.

In addition to the Alexa smarts, the iAVS16 offers LED mood lighting, a 10-watt internal amplifier for music playback, Bluetooth streaming support, an integrated speakerphone with digital echo cancellation and a 2.1A USB port for charging your devices while you sleep.

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