Bowing to increasing pressure from opponents who say that cashless stores leave out low-income Americans, Amazon intends to take money at its 10 cashierless”Proceed” stores. From a report: Amazon Go stores, located in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle, utilize AI and cameras to check out customers. Amazon is considering opening up by 2021 to to 3,000. “We are working to take cash,” a spokesperson for Amazon stated Wednesday. “Paying cash at Amazon Go will work because you would expect: you will check out, pay with cash, and then get your change” When Go shops will start accepting money amazon didn’t state. Amazon said its bookstores will begin taking cash, but did not discuss any details.
Kessel was reacting to a question about how Amazon plans to address”discrimination and elitism” in cashierless shops, according to the report. Reading: As More Retailers Ban Paper Money, It’s Making Things Awkward For Customers Without Plastic.
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