In a recent development, Amazon has announced that it will be discontinuing its cashier-less “Just Walk Out” technology at its larger Amazon Fresh grocery stores. Originally introduced in 2016, the technology allowed customers to enter a store, pick up items and leave without having to go through the traditional checkout process. The system relied on cameras and sensors to track purchases.

However, a May 2023 report revealed that the system actually required 1,000 employees in India to monitor the cameras and ensure transactions were accurately recorded. Approximately 70% of Just Walk Out’s purchases depended on foreign workers. Instead of this technology, Amazon will now implement “smart carts” that allow customers to scan items while shopping to skip checkout lines.

In addition to this change, larger Amazon Fresh stores will also have more self-checkout stations available for non-Amazon members. The change will only be implemented at larger Amazon Fresh stores, which number about 40 in the United States, including Oceanside, N.Y., Paramus, N.J., Broomall, Pa., and Warrington, Pa. The company plans to continue using Just Walk Out in its smaller Amazon Go stores and selected Amazon Fresh locations in the UK.

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