Amazon will open a full-size grocery store in Washington state that will allow shoppers to walk out with goods without having to pay a cashier
- Amazon opens 25,000 square foot Fresh store on June 17
- It will be its first full-size grocery store to feature Just Walk Out technology
- This allows customers to grab items and check out when they are done shopping
- The store has cameras and sensors to track items removed from shelves
- Goods are charged to buyers Amazon accounts or designated payment card
Amazon is set to open its first full-size grocery store that will allow shoppers to walk out without having to pay a cashier.
The 25,000 square foot Amazon Fresh store, located in Bellevue, Wash., is set to open on June 17.
It has a set of cameras and sensors that allow customers to skip the queue.
Just Walk Out technology uses computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning to track items placed in a shopping cart or cart, then posts the bill payable to the person’s Amazon account or credit card. designated payment.
The Bellevue location will be the first full-size store to offer the technology, while also allowing traditional payment methods.
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Amazon will open the doors to its full-size Fresh store on June 17 which will be its first location to boast Just Walk Out technology. The 25,000 square foot Amazon Fresh store, located in Bellevue, Washington, offers a range of cameras and sensors (stock photo)
Dilip Kumar, Amazon’s vice president for physical retail and technology, said in a declaration: ‘Bringing Just Walk Out technology to a full-size grocery space with the Amazon Fresh store in Bellevue showcases the technology’s continued ability to evolve and adapt to new environments and selections.
“I’m thrilled this will help even more customers enjoy an easier and faster way to shop and I look forward to hearing their feedback on this latest Just Walk Out offer.”
The store, located in The Marketplace at Factoria, will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT after its official opening on Thursday.
Amazon bought upscale grocery chain Whole Foods in 2017, though it’s unclear if their latest Fresh store will carry the same grocery lines.
Just Walk Out technology uses computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning to track items placed in a shopping cart or cart, then posts the bill payable to the person’s Amazon account or credit card. designated credit (stock photo)
When customers enter the grocery store story, they will be asked to choose whether they want to use Just Walk Out stores or traditional checkout lanes.
Those who opt for the Just Walk Out experience can shop three ways: they can scan the QR code in their Amazon app, use Amazon One to scan their palm, or insert a credit or debit card linked to their Amazon account .
And once inside, customers can grab items and place them in a cart or basket as usual.
Anything removed from the shelf is added to the person’s shopping cart and returned items are automatically removed.
Those who opt for the Just Walk Out experience can shop three ways: they can scan the QR code in their Amazon app, use Amazon One to scan their palm (photo), or insert a credit or debit card linked to their Amazon account.
“At the end of their journey, customers who purchase with the Just Walk Out experience simply scan or reinsert their entry method to exit, according to Amazon.
“Customers have enjoyed the effortless shopping experience made possible by our Just Walk Out technology at our Amazon Go stores, Amazon Go Grocery, Amazon Fresh in the UK and at third-party retailer stores,” Kumar said.
“The feedback has been fantastic, with customers noting that skipping the checkout saves them time and reduces in-store contact.”
The first Amazon Fresh store opened last September in Seattle, Washington.
There are now eight open in the Los Angeles area, four in the Chicago area and one in Virginia.
And another location is planned on Jackson Street in Seattle’s Central District.