Ever wondered how a futuristic shopping experience would be?? Have you ever heard about a shop where you can enter, take the products & then just leave without standing in the long queue??
No, I am not taking you to the future or you do not actually need to take a ride on the time machine to have this unique shopping experience, but Amazon’s latest Amazon Go is here, to create a new & unique shopping experience with no lines & no check outs.
Amazon Go is a prototype convenience store operated by online retailer Amazon, with one location in Seattle, Washington. It is a new kind of store with no checkout required, It is partially-automated, with customers able to purchase products without using a cashier or checkout station.The first store, opened to employees on December 5, 2016, and to the public on January 22, 2018.
The store has prepared foods, meal kits, limited groceries, and liquor available for purchase. They created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so that you never have to wait in the queue. You just only need to use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go ! No lines, no checkout and no loss of time.
The store is located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, Washington, near the corner of 7th and Blanchard. It is open from 7AM to 9PM, Monday to Friday. The store’s roughly 1,800 square feet of retail space is conveniently compact so busy customers can get in and out fast.
It offers delicious ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options made by their chefs and favorite local kitchens and bakeries. Their selection of grocery essentials ranges from staples like bread and milk to artisan cheeses and locally made chocolates. For a quick home-cooked dinner, they also have chef-designed Amazon Meal Kits, with all the ingredients you need to make a meal for two in about 30 minutes.
All you need is an Amazon account, the free Amazon Go app, and a recent-generation iPhone or Android phone. You can find the Amazon Go app on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App store. When you arrive, use the app to enter the store, then feel free to put your phone away—you don’t need it to shop. Then just browse and shop like you would at any other store. Once you’re done shopping, you’re on your way! No lines, no checkout.
Amazon’s new checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning. The Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you can just leave the store. They’ll just shortly after, send you a receipt and charge your Amazon account.
Lets just hope that soon Amazon will introduce similar stores India. And definitely it will take our shopping experience to the next level. Check out this short video of an Amazon Go store in action –