Technology Amazon is selling its cashierless checkout tech to other retailers

18:45  09 march  2020
18:45  09 march  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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It's used in Amazon Go stores but will be sold to other retailers . The move comes as Amazon continues to build out its network of 25 Go stores across the country. Last month, Amazon launched its first, full-size, cashierless supermarket, called Go Grocery, not far from its Seattle headquarters.

Amazon wants lots of other retailers to dump their checkouts , run its cashierless technology , and make lines a thing of the past. As Reuters reports, Amazon has deployed and continues to improve its cashierless system through the growing number of Amazon Go locations.

Amazon on Monday said it's now offering its cashierless technology, which it's dubbed Just Walk Out tech, to other retailers. The technology, which the online retail giant uses at its Amazon Go stores, lets shoppers pick up items without having to check out with a cashier.

Amazon's technology recognizes when a shopper takes something off the shelf and adds it to a virtual cart. Sarah Tew/CNET © Provided by CNET Amazon's technology recognizes when a shopper takes something off the shelf and adds it to a virtual cart. Sarah Tew/CNET

Amazon set up a website for Just Walk Out that touts a checkout-free shopping experience and offers more details for retailers that might be interested. The company says Just Walk Out, which uses a mix of computer vision, sensors and other technology to detect what products shoppers take from shelves and keep track of them in a virtual cart, can be installed in stores "as little as a few weeks."

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Amazon is selling its futuristic cashierless technology to other stores. Outfitting other stores with customer tracking and checkout technology could also provide Amazon with vast amounts of data on the shopping habits of consumers outside of Amazon ’s digital and physical walls.

Amazon has a new weapon in its war against checkout lines. The e-commerce colossus is reportedly launching a new business to sell other retailers the technology it uses in its cashier-free Amazon Go stores. Amazon has already inked several deals to sell the so-called “Just Walk Out ” technology

a close up of a sign © Sarah Tew/CNET

Amazon's technology first appeared in 2016 with the launch of Amazon Go -- a cashierless convenience store selling fast-moving items like snacks, drinks and ready-made meals. Amazon has rolled out more than 20 of these Go stores in metro locations across the US, and last month opened Amazon Go Grocery, a tech-infused 7,700-square-foot store in Seattle that lets shoppers pick up produce and other fresh foods without having to check out with a cashier.

Amazon reportedly has deals with several customers for the technology, though it's unclear what retailers this includes.

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