First Cashier-less Store
In January, Amazon unlatched its first cashier-less store in Seattle which was followed by numerous locations in Chicago and San Francisco.
Amazon is scaling up, increasing and expanding the cashier-less stores and it is stated that the technology is tested in larger stores.
The process is very simple. The store uses cameras and software to detect the items the customers are buying. Furthermore, charge them according to it. In result, the customers will not have to deal with the fuss and strain of standing in a check-out line and loiter for hours.
The existing Amazon’s stores are the size of a small, local convenience store, much smaller than a grocery store. With lesser items so that the track of people is easier to record.
The software has improved much more. But apparently, the technology isn’t quite ready and errors still occur in bigger spaces, with bigger ceilings and more products.
Amazon is testing the technology in “a larger space formatted like a big store.”
Finally, Amazon reportedly has big plans for its cashier-less stores, with plans to open as many as 3,000 by 2021.