For the first time, Amazon will be opening a popup bar. It will be located in Tokyo’s most happening district, Ginza. There won’t be a menu for the liquor popup bar, but according to the Amazon Japan website, beer, wine, whisky, cocktails, sake, and shochu will be served. Amazon’s popup liquor bar will be open to the public from October 20 till October 29. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42Also Read - Ban Shein products sale on Amazon India: Delhi HC sends notice to centre
Amazon’s bar will have seating for 78 people, and employ an ordering system with suggestions for different drinks available. Amazon will also appoint sommeliers to help customers decide which wine to drink. In terms of pricing, the drinks offered will range between 500 Japanese Yen (approximately Rs 300) to 1,500 Japanese Yen (approximately Rs 900) for one glass of alcohol. Food will be served as well at the bar which will start at 500 Japanese Yen. The bar will open in the evenings only from 5:00PM till 11:00PM with the last order at 10:30PM.
Although a menu won’t be provided, you can expect alcohol from companies like Jack Daniel’s, Taittinger, Corona, Carslberg, and the famous Japanese YEBISU beer. You will also find the popular rice wine, sake, from different companies. Also on offer is another famous drink from Japan, shochu. With this popup bar, Amazon will be promoting the alcohol available on its Japan platform for purchase. ALSO READ: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Alexa-powered smart speakers launched in India, prices starting Rs 4,499
Amazon’s new venture comes after reports of the e-commerce platform planning to start a self-delivery system popped up. According to a Bloomberg report, Amazon aims to use this ‘Seller Flex’ service for two-day delivery orders and reduce work at its warehouses. Amazon has already begun trials of this self-delivery service, and is expected to officially roll out by 2018. Amazon’s delivery of products is currently handled by UPS and FedEx. But with Seller Flex, Amazon will oversee the entire delivery process. RELATED: Amazon reportedly testing self-delivery service in the US