Amazon Is Opening Its First Cashier-Less Retail Store In Seattle

by MR Magazine Staff

Amazon is throwing open the doors to its first cashier-less grocery store, dubbed Amazon Go, in Seattle on Monday, January 22. The company first revealed its plans for its futuristic retail experience back in December 2016, describing how you could simply waltz into a shop with your phone that has the company’s app installed, pick items off the shelves, and walk out without bothering to check them out; you’d simply be billed automatically via your Amazon account. Since then, it’s been trialing the store and its advanced computer vision tech (cameras installed along store shelves track the items you pick up); last March, it ran into technical difficulties when more than 20 people shopped simultaneously, and so had to delay the official launch. But it looks like Amazon has worked out those kinks and is now ready to let people give this a Go in downtown Seattle, where its shop occupies 1,800 square feet and offers everything from staples to snacks to alcohol. Read more at Business Insider.