Hate standing in line at the grocery store? Amazon is about to fix that.
After their successful implementation of the concept store, Amazon Go in Seattle this year, the company has decided to make moves into New York City. The store carries all your typical groceries along with ready-prepared meals all the while making check-out simpler and cashier free. The concept for the store is based around their app: enter using your cell phone and collect items in your virtual cart by picking them up off the shelf. When you’re ready to leave, there’s no line (and basically no human interaction if you’re not looking for any) as you’re charged automatically to your Amazon account after you step foot out of the store.
News about the expansion into New York broke after job listings for the outpost were posted on their careers page this September. San Francisco and Chicago are two other cities on the list of potential locations for the new Amazon brick-and-mortar stores. According to NBC News, the new Amazon Go location will be located in Brookfield Place, a mall in downtown Manhattan that houses large corporate offices like Time Inc. and American Express along with smaller trendy designer stores, hopefully opening by 2021.
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