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Amazon's Grocery Store Of The Future Opens Tomorrow

Amazon Go Futuristic Cashierless Grocery Store Opens To Public On Monday

Amazon's getting ready to open up its checkout-free Amazon Go convenience store in Seattle tomorrow on January 22nd, and the corresponding app has just hit Google Play.

If you're local to Amazon's home city it'll certainly be worth popping along to the new store to experience Amazon Go for yourself.

Gianna Puerini, head of Amazon Go, said the store had operated well during the test phase. The store knows who you are from the QR code scanned at entry and from that point forward, the items you remove from shelves are added to your virtual cart.

Once a user is done shopping, they simply just leave the store and have their basket automatically deducted from their account.

All customers have to do is scan the Amazon Go app when they enter the store and start shopping.

According to Amazon, the process of going into the store, shopping and heading out will be seamless and the easiest you have ever experienced.

Referring to two Starbucks drinks that are almost identical, she added, "If you look at these products, you can see they're super similar". When children were brought into the store during the trial, they caused havoc by moving items to incorrect places, the person added.

Amazon Go, in Seattle in the U.S., has been tested by staff for the past year, BBC reported.

Amazon Go's offerings include groceries, ready-to-eat meals, cold drinks and meal prep kits. But in March 2017, reports revealed that the opening had been delayed due to technical issues. For one, its selection of products may not be the most vast expanse, especially compared to more mainstream groceries. While it says more physical stores won't be introduced in the immediate future, it's unlikely the firm will have spent five years creating a complex system to just be used in one store. Amazon's concept of the Go store is ultimately a threat to how other retailers now operate. The basic idea behind the store is that shoppers walk in, take what they want and walk out with sensors and other technology handling everything else.

By combining computer vision, machine learning algorithms and sensors, the online retail giant can tell what people have purchased and charges their Amazon account.

There's even speculation that Amazon could sell the system to other retailers, much as it sells its cloud computing services to other companies.

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