"As Amazon continues its aggressive expansion and historic innovation, many USA cities are being treated to remarkable perks, including Free two-hour alcohol delivery, self-checkout grocery stores, and unlabeled, unpackaged returns to Kohl's".
Recode reported earlier this year that Amazon plans to open as many as six additional Amazon Go stores beyond the original Seattle location. A specific timeline for the IL store is unknown at this time.
Talking about Amazon Go, it's a revolutionary store that holds nearly everything.
New stores will be opening in Chicago and San Francisco according to job postings and later confirmation by an Amazon spokesperson.
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The actual Amazon Go store is extremely tech-heavy, was expensive to build and can only sell a narrow range of specially-selected items - nowhere near the 50,000 or so items a typical supermarket stocks. In San Francisco, an Amazon Go store could be placed near Union Square, although the exact location is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks due to necessary building permits.
At the time only Seattle and Los Angeles were confirmed, but it looks like the expansion will stretch beyond those cities. (NASDAQ:AMZN) likes what it sees from its futuristic cashierless store concept. "No lines, no checkout", according to the company. The Seattle store has got cameras and multiple sensors that track customers as well as the inventories when they move around.
There is now only one Amazon Go store located in Seattle. Once inside, they can take soda, salads or anything else off its shelves and just walk out. It holds its own Amazon Fresh grocery along with Whole Foods.
Staff won't include cashiers, but plenty of human employees will be needed to restock shelves, check ID for wine and work as extra security.