Amazon Go users can buy groceries in person simply by tapping their phones with what’s being called ‘Just Walk Out’ technology
The future of grocery shopping is here.
Amazon announced last month its plan to open 2,000 grocery stores over the next decade. It’s the perfect shopping solution for busy introverts.
The first Amazon Go store just opened in Seattle and can currently only be used by Amazon employees. Customers can walk in, grab what they need off the shelves, and, with a swipe of their phones, walk out of the store. If the test is successful, other Amazon Go locations will open across the nation starting in 2017.
This is how the “Just Walk Out” technology works: When a customer picks up an item, it is automatically added to a virtual checkout. If the product is placed back on the shelf, the amount is deducted. When a customer walks out of the store, his or her account in automatically charged. You can find out more in the video below: