Amazon may be increasing its cashier-less stores, according to a report inThe Wall Street Journal,the report says that they are testing the Cashier less technology in larger stores. The technology is doing well in the small format but it is more difficult to use bigger space with higher ceilings and more production, the report says.
In January, Amazon opened its first Cashier less store in Seattle followed by additional locations in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco. These stores use Camera and software to inspect items which picked up by customers and charge them accordingly that ultimately forgo the entire check-out process. Amazon existing stores are of the size of small convenience stores, much smaller than the Grocery stores, with fewer items and people to track record.
Amazon Cashier less stores were delayed in 2017 because the stores kept breaking when there were more than 20 people inside the store. The wall street journal said that Amazon has improvised the software in those stores since there opening. According to the report, the company is testing the technology in a large space format just like a big store.
Some sources also said that the application of the technology is for whole foods which the company purchased the last year 2017. In past Amazon said that the plan is to install Cashier less technology in the chain’s stores, they have a big plan for the store and to open as many as 3,000 by 2021. The opening of the stores would help Amazon in competing Walmart and CVS they also need to fix a range of sizes.
In October, Walmart revealed that they were opening a cashier-less Sam’s Club outlet in Texas, in which customers would be able to use an app on their phone to scan items, rather than depending upon the store’s systems to track their purchases.