Cashierless Amazon stores coming to Chicago

Lloyd Doyle
May 15, 2018

The company posted four job listings last month suggesting that the cashier-less Amazon Go store that opened in Seattle this year may soon be joined by similar stores in San Francisco and Chicago. A specific timeline for the IL store is unknown at this time. That followed earlier reports from The San Francisco Chronicle and Curbed Chicago about building permits for Amazon Go locations.

Amazon says expansion of this project means stores in Chicago and San Francisco.

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

After shoppers check in by scanning their unique QR code, overhead cameras work with weight sensors in the shelves to precisely track which items they pick up and take with them. Once inside the store, customers can grab what they need and just walk out. It bought grocer Whole Foods a year ago, which gave it 470 stores, and has opened more than a dozen bookstores. The company now owns Whole Foods and a number of bookstores.

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