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Checkout free stores head to college (and soon to you)

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Philip Pavliger

A couple years ago Amazon’s checkout-free Go store made worldwide headlines and ushered in a new shopping concept. Now, as was inevitable, there are signs that checkout-free technology is proliferating and will soon be a reality in a location near you.

The latest example comes to us by way of the University of Houston, where an on-campus convenience store will become the first retrofitted, completely touchless and cashierless retail experience.

The emphasis on the word retrofitted is important here. Amazon Go stores were build from the ground up to interact atop a touchless infrastructure. But for the concept to proliferate quickly, existing stores will need to be retrofitted with the same technologies without undergoing a major overhaul. Amazon is selling its Go technology to other retailers, but there are other companies competing in the same market. The company behind the University of Houston store, Standard, thinks that’s where

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Shoppers Might Just Love Amazon’s Contactless Checkout Technology

It would be easy to chalk up technological developments from Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) as par for the course. The company is perpetually throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks.



a hand holding a cellphone: Survey Says: Shoppers Might Just Love Amazon's Contactless Checkout Technology


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Survey Says: Shoppers Might Just Love Amazon’s Contactless Checkout Technology

A recent product unveiling, however, may mean far more than most realize.

The new device is the Amazon One, which can be used for contactless payments and is up and running in two Amazon Go stores. The device facilitates a completely hands-free interaction. Amazon says the palm print reader could also be utilized for things like granting access to restricted areas or in place of a loyalty card. Amazon is using it for its own purposes right now, but plans to sell the tech to third parties in the future.

Amazon One puts the e-commerce giant smack in the middle of a contactless

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Survey Says: Shoppers Might Just Love Amazon’s Contactless Checkout Technology

It would be easy to chalk up technological developments from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) as par for the course. The company is perpetually throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks.

A recent product unveiling, however, may mean far more than most realize.

The new device is the Amazon One, which can be used for contactless payments and is up and running in two Amazon Go stores. The device facilitates a completely hands-free interaction. Amazon says the palm print reader could also be utilized for things like granting access to restricted areas or in place of a loyalty card. Amazon is using it for its own purposes right now, but plans to sell the tech to third parties in the future.

Amazon One puts the e-commerce giant smack in the middle of a contactless shopping market that’s worth billions already, but could double in size in five years  now that consumers

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Best Practices to Improve the E-Commerce Checkout Process | E-Commerce

Consumer expectations have never been greater within today’s digital commerce landscape, as uncertainty drives consumers to demand real-time transparency, accuracy, and seamlessness throughout each stage of the purchase journey.

At the time of checkout, simplicity reigns, as frictionless, accurate, and instant calculations bolster consumer trust, and flexible delivery options ensure consumer affinity. As such, customers anticipate diverse payment options, accurate calculations, and security at the time of checkout.

Retailers of all sizes must leverage technology to improve the convenience and safety of their checkout process by updating their point-of-sale (POS) systems across all channels, automating tax, and offering alternative payment options.

The rise of e-commerce platforms and online marketplaces such as Amazon and Etsy has significantly changed the digital shopping experience and elevated the expectations of consumers, which has created next-generation shopping driven by convenience. As more consumers shop through third-party and resale marketplaces, there is also growing shopper concern

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