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Amazon opens first no line, cashier-free grocery store (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Jan 23, 2018 12:33 pm 25,749

Amazon has just revolutionized grocery shopping by opening Amazon Go, its first ever cashier-free store to the public on Monday.

Located in Seattle, Amazon Go relies on a sophisticated array of motion tracking cameras to create “walk out shopping.”

Customers simply scan their smartphones when they enter the store before shopping then various sensors recognize each person’s items and automatically debits their registered accounts. Groceries are charged to the customer’s Amazon account when they leave with their goods without having to deal with any lines or checkout.

Although, that wasn’t necessarily the case on opening day.

Lines were formed down the street for eager shoppers looking for that new “no line” experience. The line ups continued until the store closed in the evening.

If you happen to be in the Seattle area, the Amazon Go address is 2131 7th Avenue.

But in case you don’t make it to Seattle anytime soon, here’s what opening day at the new Amazon Go store looked like (including those lines.)

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is always on the hunt for her next avocado toast.

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