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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