Imagine if you could just go inside a grocery store without any cash, just your smartphone, and do your grocery without any queues or lines. In and Out in less than half the time it normally takes you.
Well Amazon has just thought of that and has already developed the system.
Amazon has just unveiled its own grocery store with no cashiers or checkout counters. The new project, titled Amazon Go, is currently just an 1800-square-foot retail store located in the company’s hometown of Seattle – it lets shoppers just grab items off the shelves and walk out, the order then gets charged to their Amazon account afterward. This works by using computer vision and sensors to detect what items you’re taking out of the store.
Something doesn’t seem right about just taking items out of the store without physically handing over cash or paying by card, but this is something that could really change something most of us do every day, that hasn’t really changed in decades.
The store is currently open in beta to Amazon employees only. A public opening is scheduled for early 2017. Check out the promo video below.