That's what the e-tailer tried to decide over the holidays, when it opened a Las Vegas pop-up store that let shoppers handle items before ordering. As CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains, the experiment could point to Zappos' future plans for opening physical stores.
In a store you can compare a bunch of headphones before you buy one, and that's exactly what's happening in Bozeman, Mont.
The e-commerce firm is set to bring its well-known brown delivery boxes to the trunks of customers' cars -- but only in a German test program.
Call it HEL MD on wheels. The Army's truck-mounted High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator shows flying targets that it means business.
Available to Amazon Prime subscribers, the service is Amazon's way of competing with traditional brick-and-mortar stores by offering speedy delivery on a variety of products.
The Internet retailer added Baltimore and Miami last week, after first launching the service in Manhattan in December.
Speedy delivery service is becoming a highly sought niche in the consumer market, with Amazon, Google, Uber and others jumping into the fray.
Inventory is on the way up as the $200 wearable heads to Amazon, Best Buy and Target -- and overseas to the UK.
The Google shop will play host to a wide range of Android phones and tablets, as well as Chromebook laptops, allowing people to see all that Google's platforms have to offer.
At its media event on March 9, Apple was supposed to fill in the missing details on its new Watch line, which ships April 24. Some blanks have been filled in, but many pressing questions remain.