Did you know that Amazon now sells building supplies? Well, they do. I know that Amazon has maintained a contractor supply shop in Beta status for a while, but building supplies is a whole new level!
I’m almost afraid to think about what they’ll start carrying next!
This does bring up an interesting question. Will home improvement stores eventually feel the pressure, and if they do, what happens next? As a consumer, I have yet to find a brick & mortar retail store that offers anything close to the quality of customer service that Amazon provides.
It may be a while before retailers feel threatened by online building suppliers, but if or when that happens, the outcome won’t be pretty.