Amazon is bringing automated checkout to its stores

Amazon’s auto-cash register technology is about to go online in Amazon Fresh, its largest fresh supermarket, after Amazon used a similar “buy and go” technology on its Amazon Go, Bloomberg reported.

According to media reports, Amazon has been exploring the feasibility of unmanned supermarkets in the retail industry in the future in recent years. Two years after the opening of the first Amazon Go convenience store, Amazon opened its first Amazon Go Grocery store in Seattle in 2020, which expanded from 60-100 square meters to 600 square meters.

It is an important milestone in the race to revolutionise the way people shop.

Planning documents for a supermarket under construction in Brookfield, Connecticut, include all the features of Amazon Fresh. Most important of these, 12 entrances and exits were identified, as well as racks on the ceiling for connecting cameras. So far, this setting has only been available in Amazon Go convenience stores.

Shoppers can enter the sites by scanning them with their smartphones at the entrance. Inside the store, they are tracked by cameras, software algorithms and shelf sensors. When the user goes to the exit, they can check out automatically.

It’s unclear whether the store will incorporate other high-tech elements of the Fresh Store, such as the recently launched “Dash Cart,” a smart shopping cart that will allow shoppers to skip checkout lines.
Amazon appears to have solved a major technical challenge, creating a “ready-to-use” system that can handle dozens of shoppers at once and cover large supermarkets. At the same time, it is not prohibitively expensive to build and operate.

Unlike China box Ma Xian raw and other large business super need to customers operating way of automatic checkout, Amazon Go convenience shopping mode is – customer scanning mobile applications to enter the entrance of the supermarket, the supermarket in according to the monitoring and electronic shelf system track list of items that customers choose and buy, when customers away from exports, the software will automatically deduction.

Amazon Go leverages the integrated computer vision of Just Walk Out Technology, Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence (AI), sensor fusion technology, sensor fusion technology, and sensor fusion to identify specific consumers and the items they take with them using sensors and cameras placed on shelves. The item is immediately placed in the virtual shopping cart, and if the customer temporarily changes his or her mind to put the item back in the price, the system also deletes the item in the virtual shopping cart. After the customer has selected the item, he or she will walk out the door and a record of his or her purchase will be kept. The purchase will be charged to his or her Amazon account. The customer will have to pay with a credit card.

While Amazon Go Grocery is only a quarter the size of a similar Grocery store, it is a sign that the company’s increasingly sophisticated technology can more accurately identify each customer and the goods they take with them over a larger area, without the use of facial recognition. In the absence of customer action, a precise assessment of which goods customers buy is the central competitiveness of Amazon’s unmanned stores. The detection system, called Amazon Rekognition, identifies images and the weight of items in the consumer shopping process before a verdict is made.

If successful, the system would put Amazon ahead of its competitors, testing similar camera-based technologies developed by various start-ups.

It is important to note that the widespread adoption of automated checkout is likely to lead to accusations from unions that Amazon is trying to eliminate cashiers, one of the most common jobs in the country.

Amazon says its goal is to make it easier for shoppers not to cut labor costs. Amazon has reportedly created thousands of jobs in DerInsien since launching its first new store last year.

Amazon also previously announced that it would expand its palm-scanning payment system, Amazon One, to Whole Foods stores in Seattle.

Amazon One allows shoppers to make payments by placing their palm on a scanning device. The first time a shopper uses the system, a credit card is inserted and connected to the user’s palm. After that, users simply place their hands on the scanning device to pay.

Over the past few years, Amazon has made inroads into the offline retail market, differentiating itself from other brick-and-mortar retailers with cashier-less technology in addition to making the shopping experience more enjoyable for consumers.

Currently, Amazon has 22 Amazon Go Groceries and two Amazon Go convenience stores.