Newspaper The bass She visited a new supermarket from Internet giant Amazon in Seattle, United States. Different cameras record what the customer takes with him. So you no longer have to go to the cash register, but simply walk outside with your merchandise. Will we soon see these supermarkets in Spain?
34 seconds. This is the average time it takes a customer to get to the supermarket Amazon Go To go inside and walk outside again with the product. The supermarket does not have cash registers. El País newspaper was invited by Amazon to visit Seattle to look into this phenomenon. The store on the corner of Terry Street and Stuart Street is very small. Three corridors and a ceiling full of cameras. They look at each customer individually and record what they take.
The biggest advantage according to customers is the speed with which they can shop. In addition, Amazon Prime members often enjoy discounts. The biggest drawback, according to customers, is that the store is very small. The meals served are often the same. Furthermore, you will mainly find things that you would also find in a vending machine. It seems like everything is there to eat right away. No vegetables, pasta or legumes.
You can pay via an app, using your credit card or for members even by scanning your palm. You can also approach the employee and pay in cash.
There are a total of 24 supermarkets in the United States Amazon Go. The Amazon Fresh concept, supermarkets that mainly offer everyday products, also has 60 branches in the US and UK. For a while there have been rumors that Amazon Go will also open in Spain, Germany and Italy between 2023 and 2024. However, the company’s management denies this and says there are no plans at the moment.