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Wirecard Launches Unmanned Grab & Go Store

“The concept offers customers a seamless purchasing experience through artificial intelligence (AI). Shoppers enter the unmanned Wirecard store via smartphone, pick products which are scanned automatically, and payment happens upon departure. Lines, checkouts and opening hours are eliminated and payment occurs in the background. Launched by Wirecard’s Innovation Labs, the Grab & Go Store combines […]
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Amazon Tests Its Cashierless Technology for Bigger Stores

“It is unclear whether Amazon intends to use the technology for Whole Foods, although that is the most likely application if executives can make it work, according to the people. Amazon has previously said it has no plans to add the technology to Whole Foods.”
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Wirecard Partners With Sprint to Drive Cashierless Checkout

“The Sprint Curiosity network connects to in-store beacons and electronic shelf labels. Shoppers will activate an app, walk into the store, pick up their purchases and leave without having to wait in a checkout line. Instead, the IoT network will charge a saved payment method from the customer’s app. With the network monitoring where customers […]
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Bringing Just Walk Out shopping to your stores

“In Just Walk Out-enabled stores, shoppers enter the store using a credit card. They don’t need to download an app or create an Amazon account. Our Just Walk Out technology detects what products shoppers take from or return to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When done shopping, they can […]
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Amazon Opens Cashierless Supermarket in Latest Push to Sell Food

“Amazon Go Grocery will open in Seattle on Tuesday. It uses an array of cameras, shelf sensors and software to allow shoppers to pick up items as varied as organic produce and wine and walk out without stopping to pay or scan merchandise. Accounts are automatically charged through a smartphone app once shoppers leave the […]
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Amazon Courts Walmart, Target to Join Cashierless Tech Group

“Amazon is making some of the software that underpins its “Go” stores available through an organization called Dent, which has had talks with officials at Walmart Inc. and Target Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. The talks are continuing, the people said, but neither retailer currently plans to participate, according to a person close to […]