The Passion of Automated Convenience Stores in Amazon has been serving well-deserved customers with cash. The company's solution was essentially to completely abandon the Amazon Go concept.
To summarize again: Amazon Go should be a smoother, app-based 711 type. Customers come in, pack what they want, and the business itself tabulates and automatically calculates it for the goods they've gone with – no human intervention is required.
Of course, not everyone can link their bank account with a smartphone app, because not everyone has a bank account. And Amazon, which tracks uncontrolled buyers with potential own checking accounts, should know better. There was a quick turnaround in the last month, and the press was assured in the most frustrating way possible that cash would soon be an option in the go-stores.
Asked whether Gos future resembles a typical supermarket checkout or whether Amazon cashier would hire a cashier, the retail, cloud computing and face recognition service wrote back that "Cash money will work at Amazon Go. You would expect: You check out, pay with cash and then get your money. "That was actually a lie! Unless your expectation for the New York's Amazon Go Store (the first to become cashless) could imagine the muddled middle ground between the two aforementioned options.
As an Amazon spokesman Gizmodo said in an email today:
"Customers who want to pay in cash can notify our employee in the entry, and the employee will scan them into the store. The customer can shop at the store and then goes to our checkout cart to pay in cash and get a receipt before leaving the purchased items. "Halfway between an Apple store and an urgent care bureau that employs staff. Presumably, they carry changes like a city bus driver at all times."
Strange! In any case, it would not have been my first choice – but hey, I'm not the business genius that's so good at literally making Warren Buffet, famous for his wealthy wealth, my blood through his dilapidated veins are flowing.