Seattle shoppers will now have the option to do their shopping in Amazon’s first ever brick and mortar grocery store in the country.
The store will also be the first to operate as a grab-and-go grocery store with no check-out lines. Customers will instead use the Amazon Go app to pay for their shopping.
It is the same technology used in self-driving cars. The app tracks items that have been taken from the shelves and placed in a virtual shopping cart. After leaving the store, customers will receive an emailed receipt detailing charges made to their Amazon account.
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Slated to open early 2017 to the public, the downtown Seattle store is currently operating in test-mode for Amazon employees to use and enjoy.