Amazon Go's Convenient New Shopping Experience
Long lines at the supermarket may soon be a thing of the past. At Amazon Go—a supermarket with no cashiers—customers will be able to pick up products and leave the store without getting in line and checking out. How does this work?
First, customers download the Amazon Go app, which registers their arrival at the store. Once they are inside, cameras and sensors detect what products customers pick up and add them to the customer's bill. This is similar to how you can add items to a virtual shopping cart on Amazon.com. If a customer later decides not to buy the item, it can simply be placed back on the shelf and will be automatically removed from the bill.
So far, there is only one Amazon Go supermarket, located in Seattle, Washington. Although the store employs chefs to prepare ready-made meals, there are concerns that this type of supermarket will eventually take jobs away from millions of supermarket cashiers. Even still, Amazon Go could end up forever changing the way we shop.
到目前為止，只有一家Amazon Go超市，就位於美國華盛頓州的西雅圖。雖然這間店僱用廚師來準備現成的餐點，但有人擔心這種超市最終會讓數百萬名超市收銀員失業。即便如此，Amazon Go超市最後可能會永遠改變我們購物的方式。