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New York City will be the next place to receive a checkout-free Amazon Go store

In a statement, the company explains, “We plan to open Amazon Go in New York.”

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Amazon’s planning to open one of its Amazon Go concept stores in New York City. The plan was confirmed by Amazon to Mashable after several job listings for positions such as a store manager were posted online. In a statement, the company explains, “We plan to open Amazon Go in New York.”

The first Amazon Go store opened earlier this year in Seattle, Washington after months of testing by Amazon employees. Hailed as the grocery store of the future, the Amazon Go locations let customers use their phones to make purchases. All you have to do is move items from the shelves to your bag. From there, Amazon uses “Walk Out” technology to charge you for the items in your bag as you exit the store.

There are now three Amazon Go stores in Seattle. Besides New York, stores are also expected to open soon in Chicago and San Francisco.

Amazon isn’t the only company testing this type of technology. Working with Microsoft, Walmart is also likely to test a similar concept in some of its stores soon.

It will be interesting to see where the Amazon Go concept goes from here. I would anticipate that once the tests are over, Amazon will bring the technology to its Whole Foods stores first. I can’t imagine, however, that we’re going to see Amazon Go stores popping up around the country. Although, given Amazon’s deep pockets, anything is possible.

Would you like to experience an Amazon store like this? Have you visited one of the locations in Seattle? What did you think? Leave your comments below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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