Amazon’s first grocery store is planned to be open in Seattle next year. But it wouldn’t be your average grocery store. There will be no cashiers, no registers and no lines. The store will be called Amazon Go and all you need is an app of the same name to automatically add the products to your shopping cart. Then you can leave the store without waiting in a checking line and Amazon will automatically charge your Amazon account. The size of the store will be about 167 square meters (1,800 square feet) which is relatively small compared with big supermarkets. Amazon plans to open 2,000 of such grocery stores across the US in the next 10 years.
Amazon Go sells prepared foods and other grocery staples.
Everyone who shops needs an Amazon Go app. You scan a QR code when you walk in.
You scan the app on a futuristic turnstile when you enter the store.
Everything you add to your bag is automatically added to your cart — the system will even know whether you put something back.
When you're done shopping, you can simply walk out of the store.
The store will automatically charge the credit card on your Amazon account and send a receipt to your phone.
The first store is set to open to the public in downtown Seattle in early 2017.