Look! Amazon Go Stores Set To Open In Chicago & San Francisco

Cashier-less store coming to Illinois

Cashier-less store coming to Illinois

The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public in January, selling milk, potato chips and other items typically found at a convenience store.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to the news outlet that the company was planning to open stores in each of the cities, but did not specify when they would welcome customers. Shoppers enter by scanning the Amazon Go smartphone app at a turnstile. Once inside the store, customers can grab what they need and just walk out. Overhead cameras keep track of what people buy before their payment method is charged. While the Amazon Go store in Seattle doesn't bear Whole Foods' branding, it does stock plenty of the store's signature 365 brand products.

The Seattle Times spotted job postings for store managers in each city. However, this issue has largely been eliminated just a few weeks after the grand opening of the original Amazon Go store.

"As Amazon continues its aggressive expansion and historic innovation, many US cities are being treated to remarkable perks, including Free two-hour alcohol delivery, self-checkout grocery stores, and unlabeled, unpackaged returns to Kohl's". As many as six stores could open this year, according to Recode. As the customers move through the store, each item is added to their digital tab.

The company spent the whole of 2017 testing the technology with employees, using the trial to refine the system before the official opening at the start of this year. Consumers will also find well-known brands, plus Amazon specials, which the company says it's excited to introduce to customers.

At about 1,800 square feet, the store will also sell ready-to-eat breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There is no word yet on when the Amazon Go store would open in Chicago.

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