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After a year of testing, Amazon opened its Amazon Go store to Seattle consumers earlier this week.

This futuristic grocery store has no cashiers or registers – shoppers scan their Amazon Go smartphone app and are charged when they leave the store with all the items they placed in their virtual (and physical) cart. The Boston Globe has more details, including photos.

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Supporters of this new way of shopping believe it will make the process easier – no need to wait in lines and check-out each of your items. Others question the increased dependency on technology – what if the system crashes, or a customer’s smartphone isn’t compatible?

What do you think? Would you like to shop at an Amazon Go store? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.

Note: Web polls are not scientific, representing only those readers who choose to vote.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. What if you order produce and when you get it it’s lousy,, certain things you need to see to buy like meat ,,produce,, dairy,, nothing like walking in a supermarket and seeing what your buying,, paper products ,,health and beauty aids,,maybe,,call me old school I like interaction with people and seeing what I’m buying for certain things

  2. They have a place in Seattle that is their experimental store. You need a smart phone with the Amazon Go app installed. They say that when you take something from the shelf, you are debited. If you change your mind and put it back, you are credited. They have employees in the store, but no cashiers. When you leave the store, your purchases are made.

    It’s almost like shoplifting, except you get charged.

  3. I was in Seattle this past week and attempted to go by only to be turned away by an entry line that went down the block. Thought it was a bit ironic that there was such a long line for a store where the whole idea is to get rid of the concept of lines.

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