Amazon Go Stores Are Coming to Chicago and San Francisco

Cashier-less store coming to Illinois

Amazon Go to open in Chicago and San Francisco, expanding cashier-less store footprint

After shoppers check in by scanning their unique QR code, overhead cameras work with weight sensors in the shelves to precisely track which items they pick up and take with them.

Reactions were predictably mixed.

After opening a new-to-industry retail concept with a checkout-free store in its hometown, Amazon is bringing Amazon Go to San Francisco and Chicago. "My teenage son couldn't care less", wrote one Washington Post contributor.

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Amazon is opening its first Amazon Go stores outside of Seattle, with cashierless store locations slated for Chicago and San Francisco. A specific timeline for the IL store is unknown at this time. The expansion was mentioned earlier this year, with a total of six new stores set to arrive this year. In response to an inquiry, a spokesperson confirmed that the company was planning to open stores in each city, but didn't specify when.

Real-estate tracker Curbed in February spotted a building permit for construction of a 625-square-foot "Amazon store" in Chicago's Loop district. Customers are billed after leaving the store using credit cards on file.

Now that Amazon owns Whole Foods, it is possible that Amazon may eventually consider creating small sections of stores to enable the "just walk out" shopping experience of an Amazon Go store. Then just browse and shop like you would at any other store.

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