Cashierless Amazon stores coming to Chicago

Cashier-less store coming to Illinois

In response to an inquiry, a spokesperson confirmed that the company was planning to open stores in each city, but didn't specify when.

Recode reported earlier this year that Amazon plans to open as many as six additional Amazon Go stores beyond the original Seattle location.

Amazon Go, Amazon's cashierless convenience store, is coming to San Francisco and Chicago.

However, as per sources, Amazon is now hiring for managers for similar stores in San Francisco and Chicago.

Opening more stores is yet another sign that Amazon is serious about expanding its physical presence.

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The actual Amazon Go store is extremely tech-heavy, was expensive to build and can only sell a narrow range of specially-selected items - nowhere near the 50,000 or so items a typical supermarket stocks. (NASDAQ:AMZN) likes what it sees from its futuristic cashierless store concept.

Customers, who need to have Amazon's Go smartphone app, swipe their phone on the way into the store. Not only that there are no cashiers, Amazon Go stores don't even have checkout counters, thereby eliminating the need for shoppers to wait in line.

There is now only one Amazon Go store located in Seattle.

The technology, which Amazon refers to as "Just Walk Out Technology", uses cameras, sensors, and artificial intelligence to automatically detect when products are taken from or returned to the shelves.

On offer at the store are delicious ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options made fresh every day by Amazon's on-site chefs and favorite local kitchens and bakeries.

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