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 »
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 »
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.
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.
In our 18 Retail Trends for ’18 report, we noted that we expected to see more automated, cashier-free stores in 2018. Then, on Thursday this week, Recode reported that Amazon plans to open as many as six more Amazon Go stores by the end of 2018. Read more about the future of cashierless stores.