Amazon recently opened a full size “cashier-free” grocery store in Seattle WA.
The 10,400-square-foot “Amazon Go Grocery” store uses cameras and sensors to detect which products customers pick off the shelves, allowing shoppers to pay for a bagful of groceries without the help of a cashier.
Some see it as a controversial, job-killing business model that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos himself had dismissed three years ago.
Others will be overjoyed at the possibility of bypassing long grocery checkout lanes.
I, on the other hand, am still trying to figure out how I’ll price match without a cashier to assist me. Looks like the cashier-less stores will keep more money by reducing headcount and controlling the price points as they see fit.
Real innovation should help us all save more time AND money.