Amazon Go store without cashiers opens in Chicago

Marco Green
September 20, 2018

As reported by the Chicago Tribune, Amazon opened their first cashierless store in Chicago this month.

After more than a year of testing its concept with company employees in Seattle, the e-commerce giant in January opened its first convenience store without cashiers in the city Amazon calls home, where it now has three Amazon Go stores.

Visit the Amazon Go store in the Loop as soon as today, as it's now officially open, and stay on the lookout for more Amazon Go unveilings soon! The Chicago store is the company's fourth location. They can then shop as much as they like, while adding the real-life items to their digital shopping cart.

The store is filled with cameras and sensors that track shoppers and identify the products they select and then charge their accounts without requiring them to stop and check out. He does not miss dealing with a cashier or a checkout line. Puerini was responding to critics who believe Amazon Go will influence other companies to get rid of cashiers, which will cut down on jobs. Some fresh items, delivered daily, are made by Amazon off-site and some are prepared by local companies like Fairgrounds, Farmer's Fridge and I Love Sweets.

Amazon's target market: Downtown workers who don't have the time, or the patience, to stand in line at Chipotle, Potbelly or a convenience store.

The company intends to open Amazon Go stores in NY and San Francisco, but Puerini declined to comment further on expansion plans. How many gained? With these questions hovering over us, it won't be long before we see the effects unfolding before us.

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