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Amazon will start selling its cashierless Go system to other US retailers

The ecommerce company plans to spread its technology to supermarkets, and maybe selling it to U.S. grocery chains

Amazon Go technology allows customers to take products from the shelves and walk out without facing lines. Photo: Shutterstock
  • The system combines ceiling-mounted cameras and shelf-weight sensors to automatically track customers and items as they move around a store;
  • In the end, the customer can just walk out of the store without needing to scan anything or interact with a cashier.

We first talked about this on November last year, when Amazon told Bloomberg that it was planning to spread Go’s technology to supermarkets, and maybe selling it to U.S. grocery chains. Now, the company insinuates that it really intends to do this on the website where it talks about the technology, and just a few days after opening its first cashless supermarket, four times bigger than previous convenience shops already using the technology.

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According to The Verge, Amazon already ‘has several retailers signed up to use the system, which is being marketed as Just Walk Out technology by Amazon’. The company’s website for the service, in fact, invites other retailers to make inquiries.

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The system combines ceiling-mounted cameras and shelf-weight sensors to automatically track customers and items as they move around a store. In the end, the customer can just walk out of the store without needing to scan anything or interact with a cashier.

The first convenience store opened by Amazon in 2016 was four times smaller than the grocery store opened this week. In total, the company has 26 locations with its cashierless technology operating in the US.