On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced that it would be bringing a new Amazon smart home experience to select stores in the United States. The new setup will be made available in ten stores across the Los Angeles and Chicago areas with the launch expected to take place in October of this year.
The Amazon smart home spaces will give consumers the opportunity to check out Amazon devices, accessories, and smart home devices from Amazon at their local Kohl’s store. The 1,000-square-foot space will provide consumers with a hand-on, interactive experience with some of Amazon’s smartest devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Fire tables, and so much more.
Visitors will see exactly how smart home products can modernize and simplify home management, entertainment and security. Users will be allowed to touch, feel and interactive with Amazon devices before they make their purchases. Amazon sales associates will staff the space, so they can provide guests with additional information about the products.
Simultaneously, customers have the option of scheduling a home appointment with an Amazon expert. Customers will also be able to take advantage of Amazon’s Home Services, giving them the ability to hire vetted local service providers on the spot.