Imagine shopping at the grocery store with no checkouts, registers or cashiers. Instead, the store would have countless cameras and sensors that scan what you have as you bag or walk out and charges everything to your account.
Leave it to Amazon to come up with a high tech twist To food shopping.
Amazon has a new grocery store opening to the public today that is completely futuristic. The Seattle store, known as Amazon Go, was originally supposed to open last year but was delayed while the company fine-tuned the technology. The store is about the size of a convenience mart and requires an Amazon app. The store will be open Monday thru Fridays.
Some of the glitches needing to addressed is properly identifying each shopper., especially when their body types are very similar. That’s right, you are identified by cameras. Then there were children moving items into wrong locations. The “smart store” couldn’t handle that situation.
Amazon Go isn’t launching anymore locations… yet. The company also said they have no plans to add the technology to the larger and more complex Whole Foods stores.
The convenience-style store opened to Amazon employees in December, 2016 in a test phase.