Amazon Go Stores Are Coming to Chicago and San Francisco

Cashier-less store coming to Illinois

That news comes from the fact that the internet retail giant has listed Amazon Go store manager positions for Chicago and San Fransisco on its jobs site.

An Amazon spokesman later confirmed to Seattle Times that the company plans to open Amazon Go stores in both locations, but did not specify when exactly.

Ever since the opening of the first Amazon Go store this past January, there have been hints from executives that expansion is a given. In February, real-estate tracker Curbed took note of a building permit for construction of a 625-square-foot Amazon store in Chicago's Loop district. And on Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Amazon planned to open a store near the city's Union Square, with a formal announcement expected within weeks. Aside from Seattle, Los Angeles is also a possible location of another cashierless store.

The retailer has been billing it as the first cashierless convenience store in the world.

Now there is only one Amazon Go store: a small space located in the base of one of its Seattle skyscrapers that opened to the public in January. The Seattle store has got cameras and multiple sensors that track customers as well as the inventories when they move around. "No lines, no checkout", according to the company. Once inside, they can take soda, salads or anything else off its shelves and just walk out.

There are no cashiers but there are plenty of human employees restocking shelves, checking ID for wines, and working security. It holds its own Amazon Fresh grocery along with Whole Foods.

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