The online retail giant has opened several locations of its Amazon Go cashierless stores in the United States. Recent reports have also suggested that it’s interested in setting up locations at airports in the country. Amazon wants to take this experiment overseas, apparently. It appears that the first Amazon Go location outside the United States could be in London, the United Kingdom.
Customers don’t need to wait around for the checkout line to clear in an Amazon Go store. They just head into the store, pick what they want, and walk out. A list of their purchases is automatically created and charged to the credit card they have on file with Amazon.
The Telegraph reports that Amazon will be opening its first Go location outside its home country in London. It would be the first time that this concept is exported from the United States where there are seven Amazon Go locations up and running as of now.
The report mentions that Amazon is looking for a retail space with a size of 3,000 and 5,000 square feet near the posh Oxford Circus in London. Amazon declined to comment on the report so there’s no official word as yet about Amazon Go stores being launched outside the U.S.
It’s only a matter of time before this happens, though. Amazon is reportedly looking to open as many as 3,000 Amazon Go locations by 2021. If it wants to achieve that target in the timeframe then it will certainly need to expand overseas as well.