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Amazon Ditches ‘Just Walk Out’ Technology at Larger Grocery Stores, Citing Employment Concerns

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Amazon is discontinuing cashier-less ‘Just Walk Out’ technology at Fresh stores

Amazon has recently made the decision to discontinue its cashier-less “Just Walk Out” technology at its larger Amazon Fresh grocery stores. Originally introduced in 2016, the technology allowed customers to enter the store, pick up items, and leave without having to go through a traditional checkout process. The system relied on cameras and sensors to track purchases.

However, a report in May 2023 revealed that the system actually required 1,000 employees in India to monitor the cameras and ensure that transactions were accurately recorded. Approximately 70% of “Just Walk Out” purchases depended on the overseas workers. In place of this technology, Amazon will now implement “smart carts” that enable customers to scan items as they shop to skip checkout lines.

Additionally, there will be more self-checkout stations available for non-Amazon members at the larger Amazon Fresh stores. This change will only be implemented in the larger Amazon Fresh stores, which are located in around 40 U.S. locations including Oceanside, N.Y., Paramus, N.J., Broomall, Pa., and Warrington, Pa. The company plans to continue using the “Just Walk Out” technology in its smaller Amazon Go stores and select Amazon Fresh locations in the U.K.[In conclusion, Amazon has decided to discontinue its cashier-less “Just Walk Out” technology at its larger grocery stores due to concerns about employment practices overseas. Instead of relying on cameras and sensors for tracking purchases, customers can now use “smart carts” that allow them to scan items as they shop while skipping checkout lines

By Samantha Jones

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