Amazon is testing out its cashierless technology in
bigger stores, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Amazon’s cashierless checkout tech tracks the items
that shoppers take from shelves and charges them
The Journal reports Amazon could roll the tech out to
Amazon is testing out its cashierless checkout technology in
bigger stores — with one eye on Whole Foods, according to The Wall Street
Sources told the Journal that Amazon is testing out the
futuristic tech — which tracks and charges for the items shoppers
take from the shelves — in Seattle, in a space formatted like a
Amazon’s cashierless tech is already in use in brick-and-mortar
Amazon Go stores in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco. It is reportedly considering
opening 3,000 such stores across America.
One source told the Journal that the tech struggles in bigger
stores with higher ceilings and more items. Consequently, it
could take a while to get it right, the source added.
Those familiar with the matter also speculated that the most
likely application for the larger-scale cashierless tech would be
in Whole Foods,
which Amazon acquired in 2017.
Amazon declined to comment when contacted by Business Insider.
Business Insider also contacted Whole Foods for comment.
Credits: Business Insider