Cashier Free Stores

If you live in the Seattle area, and want to pick up a quick nosh without waiting in a long checkout line, you’re now in luck. In fact, you’ve got two options where this is possible.

Amazon has officially opened their second location of a cashier-less convenience store in Emerald City.

In order to shop at an Amazon Go location, the customer needs to first download the app, and swipe it as they enter the store.

Cameras and sensors constantly monitor the items that they customer takes from the shelves.  When the customer walks out of the Amazon Go store, they are charged for any items that they took with them.

It’s as simple as that.

The very first of it’s kind opened to the public back in January, after it had been tested for several weeks by Amazon’s employees. The second location is reported be only the start of the company’s plans for massive expansion.

Amazon has confirmed their plans to expand, and open stores in both San Francisco and Chicago.  And their not the only company aiming to get rid of the checkout line.

Zippin, a San Francisco startup also opened it’s own, small, cashier-less store with plans to scale it up over time.  Based on the current trends, it appears as though the checkout line will merely be a relic of the past.

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