The future of grocery shopping? Amazon’s checkout-free store opens to the public

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Seattle: Amazon opens its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, moving forward on an experiment that could change bricks-and-mortar retail forever.The Seattle store, known as Amazon Go, relies on cameras and sensors to track what shoppers remove from the shelves, and what they put back.
Cash registers and checkout lines become superfluous – customers are billed after leaving the store using credit cards on file.
For traditional supermarkets, the store’s opening heralds another potential disruption at the hands of the world’s largest online retailer, which bought high-end supermarket chain Whole Foods Market last year for $US13.7 billion. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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