How Amazon Fresh Made a Former Department Store into a Pickup

While the first Amazon Fresh Pickup in Seattle made a coherent impression on us, the second Pickup in the southern Seattle quarter SoDo did not:

Amazon Fresh Pickup

This one is located at the Starbucks Center right next to Starbucks headquarters in a part of a building that used to be occupied by Sears and OfficeMax. (Se here and here)

Amazon Fresh Pickup

In contrast to the other, newly built building, parking spaces and the warehouse are spatially separated here from each other. Not good when it snows or rains.

Here you can see the passage to the parking space with a view towards the actual pickup location (“Hello, SoDo”):

Amazon Fresh Pickup

And here from the opposite direction, looking towards the parking slots:

Amazon Fresh Pickup

Entrance and departure are one and the same. People doing the pickups will have to drive in a loop here as well.

Amazon Fresh Pickup

And here is the rear side of the building. There is still work going on. The windows to the storage rooms have white sight protections on them:

Amazon Fresh Pickup

It looks like this Amazon Fresh depot may be used for over purposes as well, like Prime Now and/or employee training for example.

Amazon Fresh Pickup

The location is close to the stadium, but all in all placed in a rather barren region of the city between harbor and railway lines. Ideal for everyone working at the Starbucks headquarters, though.

Make sure to read the first part of this series about the first Amazon Fresh Pickups as well.

By Jochen Krisch and Marcel Weiß

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