Amazon's "checkout-free" store debuts in U.S.

Jan 22, 2018, 6:48 AM EST

Grocery shopping in the U.S. could be headed for a 360-degree shift with the arrival of Amazon’s checkout-free supermarket that lets customers just walk out without the need to queue up for payments.

The visitors first scan the Amazon Go smartphone app and the convenience store uses a network of cameras and electronic sensors to identify customers and track the items they pick, writes the BBC.

The online retail giant is on course to spur a major disruption in the bricks-and-mortar retail segment, especially if it plans to expand Amazon Go to more locations after debuting in Seattle, notes The Guardian.

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