NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — How would you like to go to the grocery store and skip the long line at the check out counter?READ MORE: Florida’s Surgeon General Asked To Leave Meeting At State Senator’s Office After Refusing To Wear Mask
Amazon is testing out just that kind of grocery store model in Seattle. Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the Amazon app.
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The store offers ready-to-eat meals, staples like bread and milk and meal-making kits.
The store is in testing and open to Amazon employees in a beta program. It is expected to open to the public in early 2017.
The online shopping giant has recently been dipping its toe into the physical realm. It has opened three bookstores in California, Oregon and Washington with traditional check outs. Two more are in the works in Illinois and Massachusetts.MORE NEWS: Experts Don't Anticipate National Supply Chain Crisis To End Anytime Soon
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