Amazon first revealed its concept of the grocery store of the future back in 2016. It envisioned a shopping experience in which customers just walk into the store, pick up the items they want, and walk out. Their Amazon accounts automatically get billed the moment that they step out of the store. The first Amazon Go location opened earlier this year in Seattle and the company has now added another location in the city.
The first location was actually a pilot store that was located on the ground floor of an Amazon building. This new location is the first Amazon Go store outside the company’s corporate campus and is located near the Seattle Central Library at 920 Fifth Ave.
The shopping experience will largely be similar to the one at the pilot store at the new downtown location. Customers will be required to have the Amazon Go smartphone app installed and will have to swipe a code on their device as they enter the store. They can just take the items they need and walk out after which their credit card on file will be charged for their items.
While the first location had a liquor aisle and grocery staples such as milk and bread, the second location doesn’t. There no in-store kitchen as well so the fresh food at this location will be delivered by an Amazon kitchen facility elsewhere in the city.
Amazon has previously said that it could open up to six Amazon Go locations this year. No word as yet on when the company will open these cashierless stores in other cities across the country.