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Amazon is on the fork of opening its cashier-less stores — but it has one major plea to overcome (AMZN)

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  • Amazon is getting closer to opening its first cashier-less grocery store, Amazon Go.
  • The store uses cameras and shelf sensors to track what shoppers remove from shelves.
  • The record accurately charges particular shoppers for purchases but still has difficulty tracking groups of shoppers like families.

Amazon is getting closer to opening its first cashier-less grocery store after months of delays, but it has one major plea to overcome.

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The store, called Amazon Go, can accurately charge particular shoppers for equipment they mislay from shelves, but it’s still incompetent to accurately charge groups of shoppers like families, Bloomberg reports.

Amazon has been contrast the concept, which it markets as a grocery store but lines or checkouts, in downtown Seattle. It uses cameras and shelf sensors to lane what shoppers pull from shelves and then charges them for what’s in their carts when they leave the store, all but the use of cashiers or physical registers.

Amazon employees have been trying to dope the complement yet measures like wearing Pikachu costumes while shopping, according to Bloomberg.

The record upheld the dress test, but it can still be fooled by shoppers moving in groups.

Plans for Amazon Go were denounced last December, and the first store was approaching to open to the open this year. But technical problems have behind its opening.

The wait shouldn’t last much longer, however; the company is starting to sinecure construction managers who would build the first stores, Bloomberg reported. 

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