Amazon Go, the retailer's automated grocery store, opens Monday in Seattle.
The store, located at 2131 7th Ave near the corner of Seventh and Blanchard, will open 07 a.m.-9 p.m. From Monday to Friday, and is intended to help accelerate the shopping experience by abandoning the traditional payment.
Just go to the Amazon Go store, open the corresponding application and scan your phone in the entry way. From there, you can save your phone and take all the items you need. When you finish collecting your items, simply leave the store. No more lines or records. Amazon will send you a receipt and upload your Amazon account
As explained by the Amazon, stores use "the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning. "
first announced in December 2016, the store was expected to launch in early 2017. the opening was delayed, however, due to & # 39; Technical problems & # 39 ;, the Wall Street Journal reported the last year.
Amazon Go now seems ready to accept customers; The store's website mocks an open date of January 22 for the 1,800-square-foot space. Inside, shoppers will find "ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options made by our chefs and their favorite local kitchens and bakeries." Find basic foods such as bread and milk, as well as artisanal cheeses, locally made chocolates, and Amazon food kits.
If you need help, Amazon says stores will be served with associates who can help and make recommendations.
The Amazon Go app will be available "soon" on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore, according to Amazon.
Since the announcement of Amazon Go, for its part, Amazon has acquired Whole Foods and deployed a transport service for AmazonFresh, also in Seattle. Amazon Dash Wand also scans barcodes to simplify purchases.