Amazon Wants to Bring its Cashierless Tech to Bigger Stores

first_imgStay on target SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit Your future grocery store is on its way: Amazon aims to bring its cashierless technology to bigger stores in upcoming years.In Seattle, Amazon is testing its cashierless technology at a space formatted like a large shop, reported The Wall Street Journal. Amazon sources told The Wall Street Journal that if its advanced store concept takes off, it could inspire other big-box retailers to make their business models more convenient.Amazon Go, Amazon’s store where you can pick your items and automatically check out, is operating locations in Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco. At Amazon Go stores, a system keeps track of what shoppers pick up from shelves and charges them right when they leave the store.Even though this seamless concept works great in smaller Amazon Go stores, a source told The Wall Street Journal that rolling out the same technology in a bigger store could be challenging due to higher ceilings and product inventory. Amazon did not disclose if cashierless tech will be coming to Whole Foods in the near future, even though cashierless technology might make customers’ shopping trips less of a hassle in major suburban and urban areas.While Amazon is aware of these difficulties, it has been tweaking the cashierless technology at its current Amazon Go locations to improve customer experiences. “We’re new to physical space, but it’s important for us,” Dilip Kumar, Amazon Go’s vice president of technology, told The Wall Street Journal on a recent tour. “It tends to build a lot of habit.”More on Geek.com:First Amazon Go Store in California Opens in San FranciscoAmazon Ordered by Judge to Share Echo Recordings in Murder CaseAmazon Opens In-House Machine Learning Courses to Publiclast_img