Amazon eyes airports for cashierless expansion

ELIAS JAHSHAN | December 7, 2018

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Amazon is reportedly making plans to expand its cashierless store format to airports.Reuters reports that the online retail giant is evaluating top US airports for new locations for its Amazon Go stores, according to public records requests to several airport operators.When shoppers are finished, Amazon bills their credit cards on file as they leave the store. Amazon Go first opened in Seattle in January and has since expanded with two extra stores in that city, as well three stores in Chicago and one in San Francisco. Los Angeles and San Jose international airports are among those that have been reportedly approached so far for an Amazon Go stor with Reuters publishing excerpts from correspondence between the online retailer and airport officials. However, Amazon would still have to undergo a competitive bid process if it wanted to become concessionaire at these airports, as per the standard procedure.

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