Amazon Go: Coming to Chicago


It’s official: Amazon Go stores will open in Chicago soon (dates haven’t been announced). These convenience stores don’t have a checkout line… or even a self-checkout line. So, how do they work?

  1. Scan your app as you walk into the store.
  2. Grab whatever you need.
  3. Leave.

There are cameras and sensors all over each store, so they know what you pick up and what you leave with. You get charged after you leave the store. The concept has been tested in Seattle and is ready to move to other markets.

This sounds great for people who are in a hurry or don’t enjoy interacting with other humans. Oh! Or if you need to buy something embarrassing.

The future is here!




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