Amazon.com is opening a cashierless comfort store in the UK, the primary enlargement of the company’s automated checkout expertise exterior the US.
The Seattle company mentioned it’ll debut a 2 500-square foot Amazon Fresh-branded store in London on Thursday. The store, like its US counterparts, will use an array of cameras and different sensors to monitor consumers as they pull objects off the cabinets, and fees a bank card on file after they exit. The shops signify the retail and expertise big’s largest effort to reshape bodily retailing. Amazon can also be providing to license the system, which it calls Just Walk Out expertise, to different firms.
The store, in the Ealing space of London, is the company’s first bodily store exterior the US Amazon has opened 26 cashierless comfort shops underneath the Amazon Go model in its residence nation, and two bigger variations known as Go Grocery, in accordance to its web site. An Amazon spokesperson mentioned there have been no plans to change the branding of the US shops. The company additionally operates a brand new line of US grocery shops with standard checkout strains known as Amazon Fresh.
As a part of the launch, the company additionally launched a brand new personal label meals model in the UK, known as “by Amazon,” to be offered in the store.
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