Amazon Go: A New Shopping Store with No Cashiers
Amazon has opened its first first cashier-less store called “Amazon Go” to public in Seattle, Washington on January, 2018. This store is not only a cashier free store but also it works without lines or checkout counter. The customer can pick anything from the shelf and then they can leave without lining to pay the money. It works with advanced technologies.
When entering to the store customer should scan the Amazon Go app in their smartphone. By combining technologies such as computer vision, machine learning algorithms and sensors, the walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. After leaving the store Amazon will send a receipt and charge your Amazon account. If customer puts their item back then they aren’t charged.
Amazon has introduced this concept in 2016 and tested by Amazon employees for about a year. The new 1,800 square foot store will be located in Amazon’s Seattle office building. The store offer ready to eat foods, grocery essentials ranges from staples like bread and milk to artisan cheeses and locally made chocolates. The store also has also people working in both the kitchen and the store to prep ingredients.
To shop from this store the customer should have a smartphone with Amazon Go app, Amazon account and a debit or credit card. Amazon said that families can shop together with just one phone scanning. The Amazon internal plans shows that the company could build up to 2,000 Amazon Go grocery stores across the U.S. over the next decade. Today company has more than a dozen Amazon Books stores, which also sell toys, electronics and small gifts.