Amazon Go Grocery Store has opened to the public today for the first time.
The store was in a test phase for many months and was only used by amazon employees.
Today I went in after lining up in a long queue and had the chance of experiencing something new for the first time.
Amazon Go is the only store in the whole world that does not have a checkout section.
You simply download Amazon Go App , sign in to your normal Amazon account and you’re ready to shop Check-Out-Less.
Once in the store, you open your app, scan a QR code onto a green arrow glass like you would with your boarding pass in a self check in airport control.
Then you shop around and bag your items and you simply walk out; the barriers will open from inside out without having to re-scan your code.
I asked a PR lady during my experience about how the technology works and how does the app know what items I picked but the only answer I received was “it’s Magic”
I bought a Cherry Coke can which was $0.69.
Later when I got back home, I found I had received an email with the receipt.
It really is magic.