The store is not without employees - Amazon says there will be people there making food, stocking shelves and helping customers.
Amazon Go, the Amazon convenience store that aims to remove a persistent frustration for shoppers by eliminating the checkout line, is coming to San Francisco and Chicago. Once inside the store, customers can grab what they need and just walk out. "It would also depend on what products they have", said Suzanne Maso, who may use the store. There's no word yet on when the new locations may open, but it has previously been reported that Amazon wants to open six new Go locations this year. And on Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Amazon planned to open a store near the city's Union Square, with a formal announcement expected within weeks.
There is now only one Amazon Go store located in Seattle. 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. This news however was first released by the Seattle Times and now it seems, it is true.
Customer Paul Fan shops at an Amazon Go store on January 22, 2018, in Seattle. Using the Amazon Go App to enter, it implements what the company calls "walk out technology". If the item is placed back on the shelf, it is removed from the virtual cart.
Amazon is already in the grocery business.
The Seattle stores sells ready-made sandwiches, salads and other lunch items as well as drinks, desserts and snacks.
It serves as a remarkably fast in-and-out experience for those looking to quickly grab and go.
"We teamed with up Shorr Packaging to analyze 11 key factors in 25 cities to determine the best places to live if you use Amazon services-and Seattle came in at #6 on our list!" "No lines, no checkout", according to the company.