Amazon is set to launch an ambitious new physical store it has dubbed ‘Amazon Go’, one of the world’s first stores which will have no cashiers or checkout queues in 2017.
The store will be powered by a web of technology that allows customers to fill their shopping bags and walk out without going through a checkout process. Customers download an app and simply swipe their smartphones as they walk through the store’s entrance. Then they start picking up groceries.
If an item is put back on the shelf, it’s deleted. As shoppers exit, their bill is calculated and a digital receipt appears on their phones, and their Amazon account is charged.