There is a good news for the people of Seattle. The very first Amazon Go store has finally opened in the city. It is claimed to be the future of grocery shopping. With new cashier less technology, app-based billing, and more, the New York Times reports today, it’s certainly different from what shoppers are used to.Culinary News has got everything you need to know about Amazon Go store:
App Based Service
On the entrance of Amazon Go store you will find a row of electronic gates. So to enter the gate, you will need a smartphone with the store’s app, which you have to scan at the gate to enter. And when you leave the Amazon store, you’re billed not by a cashier, but by the app, a few minutes later of your exit.
A Convenience store Incuding Whole Foods
Seattle store is 1,800 square foot in area features both classic convenience store items like chips, soda, condiments, and beer, and Whole Foods staples like salads, prepared meals, sandwiches, and bakery stuff like muffins and cookies. And yes, you can get Amazon’s own meal kits too.
A Store with No cashiers or shopping carts
The Amazon grocery store is free from cashiers, no registers and no actual checkout process. Instead, you simply put whatever you’re going to buy into your bag, and leave the store when you’re done. To facilitate the Amazon Go cashierless store experience, each product you put in your bag will also be placed on your online Amazon shopping cart, and removed when you take it out. Isn’t that amazing.
Without cashiers doesn’t mean that Amazon Go store can be run without employees. The Amazon Go store still uses employees to restock shelves, help customers deal with technical problems, to assist in finding items, and check ID’s in the store’s beer and wine section. Some of them also cook meals in the kitchen next store.
No Body can steal from the store
Shoplifting seems just about impossible here, because Amazon is equipped with hundreds of small cameras above store shelves. The cameras are able to analyze what items you’re putting in and taking out of the bag.