AMAZON is set to open its first physical stores in the UK – and they won’t have any checkouts. The online retailer will open the doors to its Amazon Go shops ‘this week’, after success in the US. The first shop will be located in Ealing in West London, the Mail on Sunday reports. There are no checkouts at Amazon Go stores, instead technology tracks the items you put in your basket. You’re charged automatically when you leave via the Amazon Go app. The concept first launched in the US in 2018 and it was first reported last year that the shopping giant was eyeing as many as 30 locations in the UK for bricks and mortar stores . According to the newspaper report, staff are preparing to open the shop this week and there are coverings hiding the Amazon branded store front. The shops use “Just Walk Out” technology which means customers can avoid queueing. Shoppers must scan the supermarket’s app on the gated turnstile when entering the stores. Cameras monitor from above while weight sensors in the shelves help Amazon determine exactly what people take. The items customers pick up are added to a virtual shopping cart, and… Read full this story
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