With so much on ground, Amazon is bringing it’s cashier-less Go-concept to New York. The infomation was first noted through the number of job listings the previous night. Amazon has then confirmed the move in an email they sent to TechCrunch.
“We plan to open Amazon Go in New York,” an Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch. Although there hasn’t been any key information concerning the timeframe for the launch or when it is coming live to the big city.
The Go stores are sort like an experimental projects for the company which has been trying to test the physical presence of sales as opposed to it’s initial online mall system.
The information about the Go was first announced back in 2016 and it’s since been n top of the list of the company’s projects. The concept works without needing any physical cashier but utilizes cameras to track shoppers and then charge their account the moment they walk out of the Go shop.
The one to be launched in the New York city will be the first to be launched right outside the company’s native Seattle. Amazon also have a brick and mortal retail presence in Manhattan.
If this can be done successfully, it will enhance the company’s presence and would rival lots of existing physical stores. Also, the system will enhance the convenience of shopping in the city of New York for the numerous people who are consistently looking for the best place to buy without having to do much.
The ditching of the human cashiers for automated system could still be another point that AIs are stealing human jobs away.