Amazon is expanding its Go convenience store to two more locations

Roman Schwartz
May 15, 2018

Amazon debuted its first Amazon Go location at its headquarters in Seattle in December 2016; it opened to the public in January of this year. In case you missed it, the delivery behemoth unveiled a store in which shoppers don't need to worry about checking out.

Reactions were predictably mixed.

A downtown San Francisco location is believed to be the site of the future store, while Chicago has been anticipating a physical Amazon presence for months. "My teenage son couldn't care less", wrote one Washington Post contributor.

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The cashierless Amazon Go store in Seattle will no longer be the only location. Any person with an Amazon account and the Amazon Go app can simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line. That news comes from the fact that the internet retail giant has listed Amazon Go store manager positions for Chicago and San Fransisco on its jobs site. As many as six stores could open this year, according to Recode. "Come join Amazon Go and help our customers get good food, fast!" the listing reads. Overhead cameras keep track of what a customer buys and charges them after they leave, the Tribune said.

Staff won't include cashiers, but plenty of human employees will be needed to restock shelves, check ID for wine and work as extra security.

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