Amazon has introduced Just Walk Out technology and it is a new revolutionary way for customers to shop without going through traditional checkouts or self-checkout lines.
How It Works
Amazon installs cameras and weight sensors in strategic locations throughout the store. As customers shop, Amazon tracks their selected items and keeps track of them in a virtual shopping cart. When customers are finished shopping, they can walk out of the store, and their Amazon account will be automatically charged for the items they’ve selected.
You don’t need to do anything differently when shopping at Amazon Go. Use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the items you want, and leave.
No lines, no checkout.
The app keeps track of the items you take and bills your Amazon account when you leave the store.
What This Means For The Retail Landscape
Amazon Just Walk Out technology has the potential to change the retail landscape completely. It could mean the end of traditional checkout lines and self-checkout machines, for starters.
There would be no need for customers to wait in line to pay for their items with Amazon’s technology. This would be a huge time saver for shoppers.
In addition, Amazon’s technology could also lead to the end of sales jobs as we know them.
There would be no need for cashiers or other retail employees to ring up customers’ purchases with Just Walk Out. Amazon has not said whether or not they plan to replace retail employees with their technology, but it is certainly a possibility.
Only time will tell how Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology will impact the retail landscape, but one thing is for sure: it has the potential to revolutionize the way we shop.
UBS Arena Uses Just Walk Out Technology for the First Time in New York
UBS Arena, a new state-of-the-art entertainment and sports venue in New York, uses Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology. The arena is the first venue in the world to use Amazon’s technology on such a large scale.
With Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, guests at UBS Arena will be able to shop at any of the arena’s concessions without having to wait in line or go through a traditional checkout.
President of Arena Operations at UBS, Hank Abate, says their goal is to give guests as much choice and convenience as possible for food or drink. They are adding Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, allowing attendees an easy way out by choosing what they want from within the stadium without having any missed moments during play!
Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology could dramatically impact the retail landscape. The technology is still in its early stages, but it can potentially change the way we shop and how sales jobs are structured.
Now, arenas like the UBS in New York are already implementing Amazon’s technology on a large scale. It will be interesting to see how Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology develops and how it impacts the retail industry in the years to come.