Amazon's passport of automated convenience stores took a well-deserved criticism for not making money who carry customers. The company's solution was to leave the Amazon Go concept at all.
To mention: Amazon Go was to be a frictionless, app-based 711 kind. Customers come in, grasp what they want, and the store itself automatically tabs and counts them for the items they went with – no human intervention is required.
But of course not everyone has the ability to link the bank account to any smartphone app because, well, not everyone has a bank account. And Amazon, which has been aggressively pursued by unbanked customers by potentially creating its own control accounts, should have known better. It made a quick mention last month and assured the press the most frustrating way that yes, money would soon be an option in the Go stores.
When asked about the future of Goo, a typical grocery store will look like self-purchase or if Amazon will hire cashiers for employees a registry, retail, cloud computing and face recognition company wrote that "Paying money on Amazon Go will work as you would expect: You want to check out, pay with cash, and then get your change. "This was actually a lie! Unless the expectation of the New York Amazon Go Store (the first being cashless) was to think of the most intricate midfield between the two mentioned options.
As an Amazon spokesperson explained Gizmodo in an email today:
"Customers who want to pay with cash may associate our listing and the associate will scan them into the store. The customer will be able to shop in the store and then go to our cashier to pay with cash and receive a receipt before leaving with their purchased items. "
So halfway between an Apple Store and an emergency care office where employees probably carry on changing them at any time as a city bus driver. Strange! Definitely would not be my first choice, but hey, I am also not a business owner who is so good at making money as the famous famous-for-rich Warren Buffet, will literally make my blood go through his removable veins.