Amazon’s no-checkout convenience store opens to the public today

Amazon Go, the new convenience store without any checkout lines, opens to the public on January 22nd. Shoppers can literally walk in, pickup anything they want, and walk out without ever stopping to pay. All you need to do is scan your phone once as you enter, using the Amazon Go app for iOS or Android, and an elaborate network of cameras and sensors will track what you take and automatically charge your Amazon account.

The Amazon Go store was first announced just over a year ago. It has been open to Amazon employees only, but is now ready for anyone to use. There is only one store location, at 2131 7th Ave in Seatle, WA, but if its successful, you may see them, or at least the technology behind the store, pop up in additional cities. The store is open Monday thru Friday from 7am to 9pm.

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6 comments
  1. Patricia says:

    This is so cool! I live in SC. So I wouldn’t be able to try this out. If I lived nearby to this store I would definitely shop there!

  2. FireTVUser10 says:

    OT: Seems Google has finally blocked the TV version of the YouTube website on Fire TV, everything redirects to the standard desktop website, the old Amazon Fire TV YouTube app, Silk and Firefox do the same no matter what, shame.

  3. Richard Alty says:

    And of course it is pure coincidence that the first “No cashiers” convenience store is opened in the city that has implemented new policies resulting in the highest cost of employment in the nation.

    Yeah. Right. Of course it is.

    Richard

    • Christopher Loughrey says:

      That’s not the reason, the reason is Seattle is its headquarters and the city where it started, very much like California is Apple’s state where it all started and is where they kick everything off.

  4. ralph says:

    I’m really liking the future.

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