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Amazon To Sell 'Just Walk Out' Technology

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Amazon is making its 'Just Walk Out' technology available to other retail stores.

Two years after launching the first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, in January 2018, Amazon has adapted the technology for use by other retailers.  

Amazon Go users scan their smartphone app upon arrival in the store. When they take something off the shelf, it's added to their virtual cart, or removed if the item is replaced.  As the customer leaves the store, their Amazon account is charged for their purchases.

Watch the technology in action at an Amazon Go retail store in Seattle.

Shoppers using the technology at other retail stores will be required to register a payment card upon entering the store, which will be used for the transaction.

Amazon believes that its technology has a broad range of applications and is particularly useful in situations where there is high demand, long lines, or wherever customers are pressed for time. 

To adopt the system, a store must be fitted with hundreds of cameras and depth-sensors, which transmit data to Amazon's computer servers for analysis.  Amazon says that the process can be completed in a matter of weeks.

The company states that it will only collect the data needed to provide shoppers with an accurate receipt, advising that shoppers can think of this as similar to typical security camera footage.

Learn more about Just Walk Out, here.

Source : Insight DIY Team

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10 March 2020

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