Brace yourselves New Yorkers: You’re getting an Amazon Go store.
Amazon opened the first Go store in Seattle in January of this year. Hailed as the store of the future, customers use their phones to scan their Amazon Go app at the turnstiles located at the entrance.
Then, the rest is like magic.
You simply take what you want to purchase from off the shelves and put it in your bag. Amazon uses its “Walk Out” technology which consists of a whole bunch of cameras and sensors located within the shelves and installed in the ceilings to track each item you’ve picked up.
All your “purchased” items are totaled up and charged via the app. You walk out of the Go store and never have to deal with check-out lines or moody cashiers.
Retailers aren’t sitting still and letting Amazon walk all over them. Walmart is reportedly working on its own cashier-less Amazon Go store competitors and might use Microsoft technology to accomplish it.
Mashable has reached out to Amazon for confirmation and for more details on