The company’s first Amazon Go store, which is located in Seattle, doesn’t have any checkout lanes—which means no lines. Shoppers simply download the Amazon Go app on their smartphones, and it’s automatically linked to their Amazon accounts. They scan the QR code outside the store to alert the app that they’re about to start shopping, and then the rest is done by computers.
State-of-the-art sensors track which items customers take off of shelves and put into their carts. After shoppers are done, they literally just walk out the door, and the sensors automatically charge their Amazon accounts for the groceries they bought.
Amazon plans to open 2000 stores across the US.
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