Amazon to open cashier-less stores in Chicago and San Francisco

15 May, 2018, 21:49 | Author: Mary Valdez
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The job listings are for a store manager and assistant store manager in both cities.

There were hints that Amazon Go locations were heading to San Francisco and Chicago, according to the news report.

The online shopping giant opened a cashierless store in Seattle this year and now wants to open more locations. All one needs to use the store is an Amazon account, a supported smartphone, and the free Amazon Go app. This time around it involves the Amazon Go Stores, which has been in Seattle for some time and has had great responses.

In addition, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on May 13 that a formal announcement of an Amazon store near the city's Union Square was expected in the coming weeks.

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Customers simply have to download the Amazon Go app and scan a unique barcode that automatically identifies them when they walk into a store. The expansion was mentioned earlier this year, with a total of six new stores set to arrive this year. Amazon's technology, including overhead cameras, keeps track of what they buy and charges customers after they leave.

Real-estate tracker Curbed in February spotted a building permit for construction of a 625-square-foot "Amazon store" in Chicago's Loop district.

Staff won't include cashiers, but plenty of human employees will be needed to restock shelves, check ID for wine and work as extra security.

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