You’ve heard of grab and go, but Amazon just took that to a whole new level! They just opened a grocery store called Amazon Go in Seattle to test a “walk in and walk out” type of shopping.
Customers tap their cellphones on a turnstile as they walk into the store, which logs them into the store’s network and connects to their Amazon account through an app. Sensors track all items customers pick up and place in their carts. Those items are then added to the virtual cart on their app. If they pick up an item they later decide they don’t want, putting it back on the shelf removes it from their cart.
When they are done shopping, customers simply walk out of the store. No lines, no waiting, no checkout process, no hassle.
This concept seems amazing to me but I’m so curious to see if it catches on. And how will their prices be? Will shoplifting be virtually eliminated or will this type of store make it easier?
What do you think? Like it or hate it? As soon as I try it out, I’ll let you know…