Why Amazon Should Acquire Sears
If you have any doubts, just wake up and think about it. It's a win-win for both Jeff "Get Big Fast" Bezos and Eddie "Take the Money and Run" Lampert. Amazon.com gets roughly 2,400 U.S. stores (or "buildings") overnight (1,300 Sears, 1,100 Kmart). The acquisition becomes Bezos’ answer to omnichannel and the proven revenue synergy of consumers ability to shop online and offline; the convenience of proximity for pickup and returns; and facilitation of even greater delivery speed. So just as Walmart's 4,500 stores double as distribution centers, so would Amazon's acquired Sears/Kmart stores.