Amazon’s Cashierless Tech is Coming to Whole Foods Next Year
Vurge | September 8, 2021
Amazon is bringing its cashierless “Just Walk Out” technology to two new Whole Foods locations next year. Washington, DC and Sherman Oaks, CA will soon allow customers to pay at a traditional self-checkout or to have the new technology bill them when they leave the store.
Amazon's latest technology is a series of cameras and sensors which automatically detect what people pick up off shelves. Just Walk Out originally debuted in small Amazon Go convenience stores. The technology is meant to be added “without adjusting any shopping habits.”
Customers simply scan a QR code in the Whole Foods or Amazon app, insert a credit or debit card linked to their Amazon account, or scan their palm using the company’s Amazon One technology. A digital receipt is provided after you leave the store. Customers will need an Amazon account to use Just Walk Out, and will have to use a self-checkout lane if they want to pay with cash, debit or credit cards, or gift cards.