Just Walk Out

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Just walk out technology allows shoppers to enter a store, grab what they want, and just go. Sound like something futuristic? No need for a cashier to check you out. You do not have to check yourself out either. There are currently 26 Amazon Go stores located in four cities — New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle. These stores have one thing in common: there are no registers or cashiers, unlike most stores. It’s what Amazon refers to as a “just walk out” shopping experience. How does it work?

  • you need an Amazon account
  • a supported smartphone
  • the free app
  • you scan the app as you enter the store once to get through a gate
  • you do not scan any products
  • come in the store
  • choose what you want
  • leave the store with your products

The walk-out technology can detect which products are taken from or returned to shelves, and everything is kept track of in a virtual cart. When the shopper walks out of the store, the credit card is charged. If they want a receipt, a kiosk within the store can be used to record their email address, and one can be emailed to them.

Homeschoolers: (Economics Assignment) Explain the walk-out technology. (Book Assignment) Explain how Jack was able to buy beans from the butcher.


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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