San Francisco, Chicago About To Get Amazon Go Cashierless Stores

Cashier-less store coming to Illinois

Cashier-less store coming to Illinois

This time around it involves the Amazon Go Stores, which has been in Seattle for some time and has had great responses.

Amazon Go is the online retail pioneer's attempt to reinvent the physical store with the same mindset that brought one-click shopping to the internet.

Amazon says expansion of this project means stores in Chicago and San Francisco.

In addition to these two new locations, there are allegedly still a few more Amazon Go stores waiting to be built.

In January, Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store in Seattle near Amazon's headquarters after a year of testing on its employees. In San Francisco, an Amazon Go store could be placed near Union Square, although the exact location is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks due to necessary building permits. They can grab whatever they need, from sandwiches, drinks, or any other food off of the shelves, and simply walk out the store without stopping to pay. As many as six stores could open this year, according to Recode. The customers are automatically charged for the items they've picked up once they leave the store and a receipt is sent to the app. Amazon's technology, including overhead cameras, keeps track of what they buy and charges customers after they leave.

The system, which Amazon calls "just walk out shopping", ran into some technical difficulties during almost 14 months of employee-only trials, people familiar with the matter said.

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