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.
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?
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