Amazon to Open New Cashierless Grocery Store in NYC
Amazon opened its first futuristic Amazon Go stores earlier this year, with three locations in Seattle and two in Chicago. Yesterday, its seventh and newest location opened in San Francisco. With plans to open as many as 3,000 of these cashierless stores by 2021, Amazon is crossing one more city off the list. Bustling New Yorkers can now start celebrating that they'll have one less line to wait on.
Rumor of the new store began last month when Amazon posted job listings on its website soliciting store managers for an Amazon Go location in New York City.
Amazon Go stores use a combination of cameras and sensors to track customers and inventory as they walk through the store. Customers only need to open the Amazon Go app upon entry, and then the items taken from the shelves are automatically charged to the shopper's account once they leave.
The current stores offer prepared foods like sandwiches and salads, and a few of the stores additionally feature a small selection of packaged groceries. The original store in Seattle also sells wine and beer.
Although this will be New York's first Amazon Go store, just last month the company opened a brick-and-mortar location called Amazon 4-Star, a first-of-its-kind retail store that offers some of Amazons most popular items.
The new store will be located at Brookfield Place, a large shopping center and office complex, across from the World Trade Center in Batter Park City. Recode reported that the store will be positioned near the security desk in front of American Express' office tower and near an Oliver Peoples eyewear store.