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Amazon Plans 3,000 Cashierless Stores

Amazon Plans 3,000 Cashierless Stores

An automated collection point for Amazon online purchases is seen in a supermarket. (Jeanette Teare/Dreamstime)

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Monday, 24 September 2018 04:25 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Amazon may open up to 3,000 new AmazonGo cashierless stores in the next few years.The company currently has four such stores: three in Seattle and one in Chicago.

According to Bloomberg News, "Two of the new stores offer only a limited selection of salads, sandwiches and snacks. . . . Two other stores, including the original AmazonGo, also have a small selection of groceries, making it more akin to a convenience store."

Each of the new stores requires more than a million dollars in hardware to launch. That would bring the total to more than $3 billion for 3,000 stores. People check in using a smartphone app. After that, “sensors and computer-vision technology detect what shoppers take and bills them automatically." From a convenience point of view, this eliminates the need for checkout lines.

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Each of the new stores requires more than a million dollars in hardware to launch. That would bring the total to more than $3 billion for 3,000 stores.
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