The Amazon Go Supermarket at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
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Amazon finally brings its cash-free convenience store to New York. And it will also be the first time that this type of business, called Amazon Go, accepts cash.
The ecommerce company announced on Tuesday that Amazon Go will open this week at Brookfield Place in downtown New York (New York) at the public's second level of enclosed shopping mall. The approximately 1
Following Amazon's counter-reactions from people claiming that its cash-free businesses are discriminatory against non-banks, the company now also accepts cash at this New York location. While there are still no cash registers in the store, shoppers can use paper money or coins by bringing a business associate to them with a mobile device to help them check out and pay, the company said. Otherwise, buyers of Amazon Go can simply get in and out of the store's hubs and scan the Amazon app to purchase items. For the debate, Philadelphia was the first city to have banned cashless businesses earlier this year. New Jersey has issued a nationwide ban. Similar laws are still being considered for New York and San Francisco.
Like the other Amazon Go locations, the new store in New York will offer takeaway food for meals throughout the day, Amazon said. People in a hurry. It will also sell Amazon's own meal sets.
Brookfield Place in New York is primarily surrounded by office space adjacent to the World Trade Center in Manhattan. In the high-end food hall, which also includes a French-inspired grocery store, lunchtime lures. There is also an Equinox gym and a number of online retailers like Untuckit, Rhone and B & Ta have opened stores there. The women's shop on Saks Fifth Avenue was recently closed at Brookfield Place and replaced by a cooperating complex.
It is reported that by 2021 Amazon is considering the opening of 3,000 cash-free stores.
Amazon did not comment on when its other already open locations accept cash, if any.