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Amazon Is Opening a Grocery Store With No Checkout Lines

Michael Williams, Digital Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Grocery shopping can be boring, but it’s about to get a lot cooler. Amazon (a Consumer Technology Association [CTA] member) is opening a grocery store with a twist: there’s no checkout process.

At Amazon Go, shoppers just grab the items on their shopping lists and walk out. No credit cards, fumbling for cash or waiting in lines are necessary. Instead, sensors in the inventory shelves monitor the items you select and charge them directly to your Amazon account. The company calls it “Just Walk Out Shopping.” All you need is a smartphone, an Amazon account and the Amazon Go mobile app.

The Seattle-based store, currently open to Amazon employees, will open to the public in early 2017.