An Amazon announcement in Chicago - but not the big one

Seattle Washington. After more than a year in beta Amazon opened the cashier-less store to the public

The e-commerce behemoth opened its first cashier-free Amazon Go convenience store outside Seattle at 113 South Franklin Street Monday, as Chicago - and the rest of the country - awaits word on where it will locate its second North American headquarters.

The high-tech stores-Amazon runs three in its Seattle hometown-are part of the online retail giant's push into brick and mortar, which also includes the company's acquisition previous year of Whole Foods Market. Instead, Amazon uses scanners and cameras to tabulate purchases and then automatically charges customers when they leave in what the company calls "just walk out shopping".

Shoppers scan the Amazon Go app on mobile devices as they enter the Amazon Go store in Seattle. Perhaps that will change once the store has been open for a few months. No more cashiers and no more lines, not even self-checkout.

As an added benefit, Amazon Go will also sell some of their newly acquired Whole Foods products in stores as well, which, in addition to Chicago, will also open in San Fransisco.

There is no hot prepared food, in part because of the focus on eliminating lines, but there are ready-to-heat items and two microwaves on-site.

The company intends to open Amazon Go stores in NY and San Francisco, but Puerini declined to comment further on expansion plans. Amazon Go vice president Gianna Puerini said cashierless convenience is about doing away with the aspects of checkout customers most dislike. How many gained? With these questions hovering over us, it won't be long before we see the effects unfolding before us.

Related News:

  • Wonder Woman Writer Developing Female Marvel Superhero Series at ABC

    Wonder Woman Writer Developing Female Marvel Superhero Series at ABC

    Should the project move forward, it would be the latest Marvel project to air on the broadcaster. In terms of Marvel Comics, Heinberg co-created the Young Avengers alongside artist Jim Cheung.
    Theresa May: No Excuse for Anti-Semitism, BDS

    Theresa May: No Excuse for Anti-Semitism, BDS

    "I have come here tonight as prime minister of our country to say that I stand with you", May said . And most importantly, I do not believe that those voices will ever win.
    Sadak 2: Alia Bhatt Finally To Work With Father Mahesh Bhatt!

    Sadak 2: Alia Bhatt Finally To Work With Father Mahesh Bhatt!

    Starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt in leading roles, " Sadak " went on to become a path-breaking film of the 1990s. With films like Naam, Sadak , Gumrah , the actor got much appreciation for his collaboration with Mahesh Bhatt.
  • Here's how much Apple's new iPhone range will cost in South Africa

    Here's how much Apple's new iPhone range will cost in South Africa

    In an interview with Good Morning America , Cook was asked about the $1,099 starting price for the forthcoming iPhone XS Max . Apple says you can squeeze about 30 minutes longer on the XS compared to last year's X, and 90 minutes longer on the Max.
    Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

    Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

    According to the White House, nearly 20,000 federal employees were deployed to states affected by Hurricane Florence . During the trip, Trump also visited a church that was distributing meals to the city's residents.
    PS Vita production to end in 2019 in Japan

    PS Vita production to end in 2019 in Japan

    During that same interview, Oda-san also said that Sony does not have plans to announce a portable successor to the PS Vita . Video game stories from other sites on the web.
  • Kim Jong Un wants another meeting with Trump soon

    Moon left early in the morning from Paekhwawon guest house and was escorted by Kim Yong Nam, head of North Korea's parliament. He made the announcement at the press briefing that followed the signing of the Pyeongyang Joint Agreement on Wednesday.
    Chris Evans announces birth of twins called 'Ping and Pong'

    Chris Evans announces birth of twins called 'Ping and Pong'

    Chris Evans , 52, was excited to announce his wife had given birth to twins - a girl and a boy - on Wednesday, September 19. Cox and Zoe Ball have been reported as being in the running for the job, although nothing has yet been confirmed.
    Meghan Markle joined by mum Doria for Grenfell cookbook launch

    Meghan Markle joined by mum Doria for Grenfell cookbook launch

    The mother and daughter have not been seen together in public since the royal wedding on 19 May. Ms Ragland was heard introducing herself to guests by saying: "Hi, I'm Meg's mom".
  • Feds approve importation of pot drug for study

    Feds approve importation of pot drug for study

    They also had to get safety approvals from the university and present their plans to a California research advisory panel. Researchers will monitor the tremors with a device placed on the wrist and record changes in the severity of the shaking.
    Demi Lovato's mom says star is 'getting the help she needs'

    Demi Lovato's mom says star is 'getting the help she needs'

    Regardless, the 38-year-old is making it known he's there for Demi as she seeks treatment following her overdose . "She's happy. Because you don't share six years with somebody and not give them a piece of your heart and vice versa. "I will keep fighting".
    America's Got Talent: Shin Lim Wins Season 13

    America's Got Talent: Shin Lim Wins Season 13

    Mel then proceeded to tell a slew of cringe-worthy jokes that left Simon Cowell face-palming and the audience giggling. Earlier in the series, Howie had used his Golden Buzzer on Courtney to secure her place in the quarter finals.


Most liked

Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe
He later appeared before a closed-door congressional hearing as part of the congressional investigation on August 28. Ohr formerly worked as the associate deputy attorney general before being demoted in the wake of an ongoing scandal.

The closest to the Earth exoplanet may be habitable NASA
Del Genio's research found that we could be looking at something beyond Eyeball Earth when it comes to water on Proxima b. The Kepler space observatory, launched back in 2009, has discovered thousands of planets over its lifetime.

Nokia 5.1 Plus unboxing & design comparison vs Nokia 6.1 Plus
The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a plastic frame enforced with metal sandwiched between the glass panels , and a nanocoating. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is an upcoming mid-range smartphone that is going to be officially launched by HMD Global in India.

Mozilla Announce Release of Firefox Reality
Mozilla says future versions of the browser will have bookmarks, 360-degree video playback, Firefox Sync, and more. Firefox Reality lets you use your voice to search so you don't have to type with an awkward handheld pointer.

‘Doctor Who’: Jodie Whittaker Is "Just A Traveller" In First Full-Length Trailer
Jodie Whittaker is the new star of Doctor Who , and hopefully by now the show's angry male fans have learned to accept that. The footage promises plenty of action, explosions and exploration, all hallmarks of the franchise.

Top Ten US Bank Joins Ripple Blockchain RippleNet for Cross-Border Payments
Powered by XRP , xRapid is created to facilitate real-time payments for banking payment rails and on-demand liquidity. The XPR average daily trading volume is three times as large as the day before, and now makes up $683 million.

KISS announce farewell tour
Glam metal rockers KISS announced their farewell tour Wednesday - bringing the curtain down on their five-decade-long career. The band has not announced yet when the tour will kick off, but KISS fan club members will be the first to know.

Eagles sign Jordan Matthews, place Mike Wallace on injured reserve
After garnering interest in free agency, Matthews eventually signed for the New England Patriots this offseason. Wide receiver Mike Wallace was placed on injured reserve with a fractured fibula in a corresponding move.

Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises
In North Carolina , for example, killed more than 1.7 million chickens in 60 flooded farms. "It's all gone", Cavenaugh told WRAL . President Donald Trump greets residents while on a tour of Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in New Bern, N.C., on Wednesday.

Red Sox fans find 2018 AL East Champions banner in road
Iacuzzi, on the other hand, said he was just trying to "do the right thing". "I ran across like two lanes", Amaral said. Iacuzzi said the banner was wrapped in brown paper, and they waited until they got out of the vehicle to open it.

Huawei Kirin 980 demo by TechNave.com - Gaming Performance and Camera
The Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro will have an undeniable AirPod vibe, but the alleged charging system seems rad. It looks like Huawei will release a new Apple AirPods ripoff, the Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro.

IOS 12.1 Beta Confirms 2018 iPad Pro Coming Next Month
First of all, 9to5Mac found a daemon running in iOS 12 .1 that seems to suggest support for syncing Memojis across iOS devices. The identifier also added to a bevy of evidence and reports suggesting a new iPad Pro model is imminent.

Attacker Fatally Stabbed Jogger on D.C. Street, Fled Scene
Now, Newsham said they're looking for one suspect , explaining that there was some "confusion" at the chaotic scene. Surveillance video from the restaurant showed Martinez appearing to warn customers about the nearby attacker.

Directors Reveal New Behind-the-Scenes Image From Avengers 4 Reshoots
However, one fan noticed an interesting Ant-Man and the Wasp connection which actually made sense. It comes as no surprise as fans jumped at the sole image shared and went Sherlock Holmes over it.

Why Eugenie's wedding will top Harry's
Among Princess Eugenie's well-known close friends are Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy, both former flames of Prince Harry. Invitations were sent to 1,200 members of the public after the royal family received more than 100,000 applications.