#Amazon is reportedly testing its cashier-less technology in much larger stores, according to a new report. The company has opened a number of smaller outlets throughout the US, and could bring the technology to its chain of Whole Foods stores. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
#Amazon might be aiming to scale up its cashier-less stores, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which says that the company is testing the technology in larger stores.
In January, #Amazon opened its first cashier-less store in Seattle, which was followed by additional locations in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco.
According to the report, #Amazon is testing the technology in “a larger space formatted like a big store.” Those sources also say that the “most likely application” of that technology is for Whole Foods, which #Amazon purchased in June 2017.
It has said in the past that it doesn’t plan to implement the technology in the chain’s stores.
#Amazon reportedly has big plans for its cashier-less stores, with plans to open as many as 3,000 by 2021.
Opinion… * Man-Made
#Amazon is scaling up its cashier-less stores; using cameras and software to detect what items customers pick up and charges them accordingly, allowing them to skip the entire check-out process. #AmazonGo #Trend
Source: The Verge