Amazon tests cashierless tech for stores with bigger spaces

Published: December 3, 2018
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People walk by the Amazon Go brick-and-mortar grocery store without lines or checkout counters, in Seattle Washington, US December 5, 2016.
PHOTO: REUTERS

People walk by the Amazon Go brick-and-mortar grocery store without lines or checkout counters, in Seattle Washington, US December 5, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Amazon.com is testing its cashierless checkout technology for bigger stores with larger spaces and experimenting the technology in Seattle, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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The technology functions well in a small store format but is harder to use in bigger spaces with higher ceilings and more production, the report added, citing a source.

The checkout-free system which is already operational in certain Amazon Go stores, allows shoppers to buy things with the help of a smartphone app by tracking what they pick up from the shelves and what they put back, billing their credit cards after they leave.

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Amazon did not immediately reply to a request seeking comment.

 

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