Inside Amazon’s Checkout-Free Grocery Store
Retail giant Amazon launched an AI-powered grocery store with no checkouts on Monday Jan. 22.
It might take some getting used to.
Customers use their smartphone to enter the store, then grab their items and go without visiting a checkout.
“The just-walk-out technology is tracking that these items are leaving the shelf, and it’s putting them in my virtual cart,” Amazon Go Vice-President Gianna Puerini told NBC News during an exclusive look at the new store.
There will still be employees to help customers in the 1800-square-foot store, that is located on the bottom floor of the retailer’s Seattle headquarters.
The concept was announced over a year ago and was tested on employees before the store opened its doors to the general public.