While Australian retailers are concerned of the 'Amazon Effect' hitting our shores, this article gives an interesting viewpoint on the effect on the US, as so much of its economy is dependent upon retail.

While we often speak of the impacts to retailers, other external factors such as property taxes and unemployment rates mean that everyone in the Australian economy will be impacted in some way.

As for the US' vast retail shopping centres, there may be a boom in mega indoor sports and theme parks as these spaces become available. A revival of rollerskating perhaps!