Robo-retail: Amazon’s checkout-free move sounds warning on jobs

Robo-retail: Amazon's checkout-free move sounds warning on jobs

Amazon Go stores will let customers grab groceries and just walkout with the total bill charged to their Amazon account.

In a prescient indicator of the future of retail, Amazon this week opened its first Amazon Go store in its home town of Seattle, an 167-square-metre grocery store that requires no checkout lines – not even self-checkout.

Instead, customers can just grab whatever items they want and leave the store – the order gets logged through instore sensors and charged to your Amazon account via a special app.The ambitious foray into physical retailing is just the beginning of Amazon’s plans to […]

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