Amazon: Take what you want and GET OUT
Cashier-free? Works for me… or maybe it doesn’t because I don’t live in New York. However, if you happen to live in the Big Apple, you may be interested to hear that Amazon is expanding their cashier-free convenience stores to your state. While there will be no cashiers, there will be humans there, such as store managers.
It’s called Amazon Go… and there are already three of them in Seattle. You may be wondering – what can I get there? Well, mainly food – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and some groceries and meal kits. There will also be employees in the store to answer your questions and keep the shelves stocked.
I know what you’re thinking… how is this any different from the self-checkouts at, say, Walmart? It is a lot different because you need to open the Amazon Go app to enter the store. Once the app is open and you’re in, you can take whatever you want and leave. Oh, and don’t worry – Amazon is watching you and will charge you for it later. All the fun of shoplifting with none of the “free” stuff.