Amazon plans to transform the grocery industry with Amazon Go Grocery and whole idea is to transform the shopping experience by eliminating lines and checkout with cashierless technology.
The Bloomberg News says, The UK second largest super market chain Sainsbury will use Amazon System of AL powered surveillance cameras to power a cashier less grocery store in London. Sainsbury Own FAQ, for the store which is reportedly due to open to the public on November 29.
Says that the technology is being provided by an unnamed Third party supplier. Bloomberg says that, supplier is Amazon citing a source familiar with the matter. Shop located near Sainsbury headquarters on High Holborn and will use machine learning technology and Cameras to track what shoppers pick up.
Customers can scan in and out of the store, with the QR code on the Sainsbury app and are charged automatically for any items they leave the premises with. They says that the system does not use facial recognition does not share customers account data with the tech supplier and that images collected by the cameras are usually deleted within thirty days. Amazon cashierless technology is first launched to the public in 2018, with the single Amazon Go Store in Seattle.
There have been some questions about the, viability of Amazon Technology particularly whether the expense of its systems is actually worth it for retailers. The slow expansion of Amazon stores as well as similar offerings from rival technology start ups and retailers suggest the idea has some innate appeal.
At least companies don’t want to find themselves outmaneuvered, by Amazon and so are racing to keep up with the tech giant. London High Holborn alone and users can now find three cashier less grocery stores though only one is currently open to the public.
In addition, to the Sainsbury shop there is an Amazon Fresh the company 7th in London and the first ever cashier less store from the Tesco built using technology from Israel start up Trigo.