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Amazon Opens Black Friday Store, Teams With Kenmore For Parts

Retail News: Amazon Opens Black Friday Store

To provide shoppers with greater access to sales and deals, Amazon opened a Black Friday Deals Store on Thursday (Nov. 1.) The offering allows customers to use gift guides as well as Alexa to search for items, Fortune reported.

At the same time, Sears is rolling out Amazon Dash Replenishment for its smart appliances under the Kenmore name. With the offering, consumers will be able to reorder replacement parts through Amazon automatically. For instance, appliance owners will be able to use Amazon to order replacement air filters and water filters when the appliance needs new parts.

President of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard Brands Peter Boutros said, according to Chain Store Age: “This service presents an entirely new way to get a filter conveniently that will save time, reduce the number of trips to the store and help keep families healthy by maintaining sanitary, filtered water.”

The news comes after Sears Auto Centers announced in May a new deal with Amazon to provide full-service tire installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tires on Amazon.com. The service will be launching across the U.S. during the next few weeks.

In a May press release, Sears Auto said it will be the first auto service center around the country to offer Amazon customers a ship-to-store option at checkout. Customers can choose their tires, their preferred Sears Auto location and the date and time of the installation, and then an employee at Sears Auto will confirm the appointment.

Sears said this marks the first time DieHard all-season passenger tires will be sold on Amazon. Amazon customers can purchase any tire brand and get the installation.

The ship-to-store feature will be available in 47 Sears Auto Centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and Sears Auto plans to quickly expand the service to more Amazon customers.

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