Amazon Go Stores Are Coming to Chicago and San Francisco

Dwayne Harmon
May 15, 2018

Amazon now has job listings for store manager positions in both San Francisco and Chicago.

Today the word comes down that Amazon Go stores are set to arrive in Chicago and San Francisco, and the company is looking for store managers in both locations.

Amazon confirmed its plans for the two cities in a statement to CNNMoney.

The company first opened "Amazon Go" in Seattle. That followed earlier reports from The San Francisco Chronicle and Curbed Chicago about building permits for Amazon Go locations. Los Angeles and San Francisco are the top two cities that are great to live in if you love Amazon. That store opened to the public in January.

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All one needs to use the store is an Amazon account, a supported smartphone, and the free Amazon Go app. (NASDAQ:AMZN) likes what it sees from its futuristic cashierless store concept.

There is now only one Amazon Go store located in Seattle. Amazon's technology, including overhead cameras, keeps track of what they buy and charges customers after they leave.

Customers simply have to download the Amazon Go app and scan a unique barcode that automatically identifies them when they walk into a store. Not only that there are no cashiers, Amazon Go stores don't even have checkout counters, thereby eliminating the need for shoppers to wait in line. Each store will also have staff members who will be there to make sure the shelves are restocked and assist new customers who are hesitant about how it all works.

Amazon Go is part of a broader push by Amazon into physical retail, including its acquisition of Whole Foods, its Amazon Books stores, and AmazonFresh Pickup locations.

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