Category Archives: Amazon

Amazon Ramps Up Its Physical Retail Plans — Including Cashier-less Grocery Stores

Amazon Retail Grocery Stores CONTRIBUTOR Danny Vena  The Motley Fool PUBLISHED NOV 20, 2019 2:22PM EST NASDAQ Full Article  — The rumor mill has switched into high gear when it comes to Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its relentless push into physical retail. Earlier this month, the e-commerce giant confirmed that it will be opening a line of grocery stores next year under a different name… Read More »

Amazon credits AI-driven enhancements and mathematical optimizations for Locker growth

At a breakout session during Amazon’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, Samyukta Sethuraman, a senior research scientist at the Seattle company’s cross-disciplinary AI team, gave an update on Amazon Locker, Amazon’s self-service parcel delivery service. She said that Locker usage is growing at a steady clip and that machine learning has improved reliability. For the uninitiated, Locker allows shoppers to… Read More »

Amazon Go, CafeX – future of retail automation

Article published on ZDnet April 15th The two futuristic retail experiences offer a contrast in how advanced tech can be used to prepare beverages on the spot as well as eliminate the scourge of the checkout line. But humans are still in the picture for now. By Ross Rubin | April 15, 2019 — 16:57 GMT (09:57 PDT) | Topic: Amazon Excerpt: he… Read More »

Short visits rise at Whole Foods stores with Amazon lockers

Shoppers are making more quick trips to Whole Foods stores that have installed Amazon.com (AMZN.O) lockers, giving the natural and organic retailer a new way to boost sales, research from location data advertising firm inMarket showed on Monday.

Source: www.reuters.com

Short “micro” visits, defined as three to five minutes in length, were up 11 percent at stores with lockers since Amazon closed its purchase of Whole Foods on Aug. 28, according to an inMarket report provided exclusively to Reuters News.