Amazon Go: the store of the future
When the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, purchased the conglomerate Whole Foods in early 2015, he envisioned an innovative way for consumers to shop at stores. At the end of 2016, Amazon unveiled its plan to implement cashier-less grocery stores across the nation. The futuristic supermarket, Amazon Go, is designed with advanced cameras and technologies that allow customers to pick items and walk out of the store without going through the checkout process. Instead, the items taken from the store will be automatically charged to your personal Amazon Prime account after leaving.
This brick-and-mortar supermarket will eliminate the need for cashiers. According to the article, there are 3.5 million cashiers in the United States who could potentially lose their jobs to automation if Amazon Go is a success. The first store just opened in Seattle on January 22nd and it’s only a matter of time before more start popping up.
Do you think it is economically ethical to implement these types of stores? Would you be interested in shopping at a brick-and-mortar Amazon store? When will Amazon reach its peak?