I read an article on Facebook about Amazon Go and never knew it even existed. It is a convenience store with snacks, lunches, meals and even some alcohol. What makes it unique is that there are no cashiers or cash registers. You walk in and walk out…pretty much like shop lifting but it is legal.
How it works: you must download the Amazon Go App. Before entering the store you must scan it. I had my daughter with me and she did not not have the app so I scanned, she walked in first and then I scanned again and walked in.
We walked around the tiny store. Took about 5 minutes and longer on deciding what cheap thing to buy. It was pricey but it is downtown Seattle. We ended up with a sandwich, drink and cookie and the Amazon Go tote bag. I kept the app open the whole time, nervous it won’t work while trying to take pics.
So after a couple minutes it was time to leave: hoping my app is working and some crazy alarm won’t go off while exiting. We made it and it was simple….just walk out.
Nothing happened and we got out the store in one piece. About a minute after leaving, the app updated and gave my my receipt. Pretty neat experience since it might be the way to shop in the future.