Amazon enters retail market for large furniture

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Amazon is building warehouses to be able to sell more large furniture items such as upholstered and bedroom furniture according to the Woodworking Network portal.

Furniture is one of the fastest-growing product categories on Amazon based on One Click Retail data. Amazon sold US$2.3 billion of furniture in 2016, compared to total US sales of approximately US$70 billion.

Furniture giant La-Z-Boy Inc. reported that it considers selling through Amazon to reach younger customers.

The company reported a significant decrease in sales in the first quarter of 2018 compared to last year’s first quarter. The majority of La-Z-Boy sales is upholstered furniture

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