Sources say Amazon is building a drive-up grocery store

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According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's sources, Amazon is expanding beyond home delivery.

Apparently the giant of e-commerce is now bringing its business to drive-up grocery stores, with the first one of its kind in Sunnyvale, California.

These stores will allow customers to order their items online and schedule a pickup time convenient for them to drive by. This could be a completely new type of distribution strategy that the company puts into place.

According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal "a real estate developer has submitted plans for a new 11,600-square-foot building and grocery pickup area at 777 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road. Amazon itself is not named in planning documents, but real estate sources familiar with Amazon's concept said Amazon is the likely tenant."

This could be a major shift that brings concepts such as Amazon Fresh to cut the shipping costs and offer even more affordable items to the customers.

While we wait for the rumors to be confirmed, here is a look inside the current Amazon facilities:

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Sources say Amazon is building a drive-up grocery store
A Kiva robot drive unit is seen, foreground, before it moves under a stack of merchandise pods, seen on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014. All year Amazon has been investing in ways to make shipping faster and easier to prepare for this holiday season. At this Northern California warehouse the company is employing robotics and other new technology to help workers process the annual onslaught of shopping orders. (AP Photo/Brandon Bailey)
In this still frame from video, a worker moves pods of merchandise that are moved by robots, seen on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014. All year Amazon has been investing in ways to make shipping faster and easier to prepare for this holiday season. At this Northern California warehouse the company is employing robotics and other new technology to help workers process the annual onslaught of shopping orders. (AP Photo/Brandon Bailey)
Amazon worker Rejinaldo Rosales, 34, retrieves items from pods that are carried to him by Kiva robots at one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. He then places the items in containers that will go to other workers for packing and mailing. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014. All year Amazon has been investing in ways to make shipping faster and easier to prepare for this holiday season. At this Northern California warehouse the company is employing robotics and other new technology to help workers process the annual onslaught of shopping orders. (AP Photo/Brandon Bailey)
One of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., is seen during a tour Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014. All year Amazon has been investing in ways to make shipping faster and easier to prepare for this holiday season. At this Northern California warehouse the company is employing robotics and other new technology to help workers process the annual onslaught of shopping orders. (AP Photo/Brandon Bailey)
Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president for worldwide operations, takes visitors on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014. All year Amazon has been investing in ways to make shipping faster and easier to prepare for this holiday season. At this Northern California warehouse the company is employing robotics and other new technology to help workers process the annual onslaught of shopping orders. (AP Photo/Brandon Bailey)
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