Amazon Is Now Selling Its Cashierless Store Tech To Other Retailers


    Amazon is now offering its “Just Walk Out” technology to other retailers. “The technology uses a combination of cameras, sensors, computer vision techniques and deep learning to allow customers to shop, then leave the store without waiting in line to pay,” reports TechCrunch. It’s the same tech that Amazon uses in its “Go” cashierless convenience stores and Amazon’s newly launched Amazon Go Grocery store in Seattle. From the report: Reuters first reported the news just ahead of Amazon’s official announcement, adding also that Amazon says it has signed “several” deals with initial customers interested in using Just Walk Out in their own stores. Amazon did not say who those customers are, however. Amazon has also now launched a website detailing how Just Walk Out works, and answering several questions about this new business line. The website says that other retailers have expressed interest in the tech for years, which is why it decided to start offering Just Walk Out for sale. The system Amazon is offering includes “all the necessary technology to enable checkout-free shopping,” the site notes. That would mean Amazon is providing the camera hardware and sensor technology, in addition to the software systems. The site doesn’t mention pricing, but says the system also comes with 24/7 support via phone and email. The setup and installation of the system can take as little as a few weeks once Amazon has access to the retailer’s store, Amazon says. For new builds, Amazon can work with the retailer to integrate Just Walk Out during the construction phase or it can do the same as a store undergoes remodels. It also can try to install the technology to an existing store with minimal disruption to customers. Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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