A Kansas City grocery store is the first outside of Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods to implement Amazon’s frictionless payment technology.
Retailer Community Groceries, which recently reopened in the city’s Crossroads neighborhood in December, has teamed up with Amazon to equip its stores with Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One checkout, a palm that customers can use their hands on. recognition service). Entry, identification, payment.
Similar to Amazon Fresh stores, shoppers can enter Community Groceries by swiping a credit card at the door or by swiping a palm over an Amazon One device.
Once inside, technology detects what customers have removed and put back on the shelf. After the customer finishes shopping, they can leave the store with the credit card inserted or linked to their Amazon One ID charged for the item.
Community Groceries, which focuses on healthy, organic foods and supports local communities, said in a statement that it wants to transform the customer experience and bring innovation to the Kansas City area. It is about providing healthy options to underserved communities.
“This allows us to see a lot of metrics that we wouldn’t have seen in the traditional sense, and to use the data,” Kortney Lee, owner of Community Groceries, told the Kansas City Star. increase. “We can also pass that information on to small business owners to help them track sales and trends.” We do not hold any personal information about our customers and use technology to streamline the shopping experience.
Kansas City television station KSHB reported that Community Groceries worked with Amazon for three years before installing the system.
“We are excited to be working with Community Groceries to provide a quick, frictionless experience for shoppers in Kansas City, which we believe they will really enjoy,” said Vice of Applications, Amazon Web Services. President Dilip Kumar said in a statement.
“Community Groceries is known for encouraging healthy lifestyles and putting the local community above all else. We are proud to welcome Community Groceries as our first customer.” added Kumar.
Community Groceries is one example of a store recently opened using Amazon’s technology, but Amazon Fresh hasn’t opened a new store since September.