Amazon launches the first store outside the United States to allow payments without going through the box

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                In a store that is the first of its kind outside the United States, the giant Amazon group in the field of e-commerce opened Thursday a supermarket that allows shopping and then exiting directly "without waiting at a checkout box. Customers only have to scan a barcode on their smartphones when entering and then shopping." And choose their purchases and then checkout directly.Without the need to go through the box, the value of every commodity that the customer pulls from the shelf is automatically deducted from his account through the application installed on his phone.
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                                    <p>Group announced <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/20190413-فيديو-أمازون-تجسس-عملاء-أجهزة-أليكسا-استماع-لحظات-حميمية" rel="noopener">Amazon</a></strong>  The e-commerce giant announced Thursday the inauguration of a supermarket that allows shopping without going through the box, in a new stage in the fierce competition with traditional stores, and this store is the first of its kind outside the United States.

And the network pointed out in a statement that the “Amazon Fresh” store in the “Ealing Broadway” commercial center is the first store in Britain to allow shopping and then go out directly “without waiting at a checkout box.” The store is also the first non-virtual giant network outside the United States.

According to this new technology, customers are only required to scan a barcode on their smartphones upon entering, then shop, choose their purchases, and then exit directly. Without the need to go through the box, the value of every commodity that the customer pulls from the shelf is automatically deducted from his account through the application installed on his phone.

It should be noted that the store works through sensors, cameras and algorithms that work with “deep learning” technology that allows the machine to learn automatically, according to a promotional video published by it. “Amazon“.

The store also offers a wide variety of “Made by Amazon” products, including meat, fish, vegetables, baked goods, prepared foods and basic necessities.

This store is similar to twenty “Amazon Go” stores in the United States, but it will carry the “Fresh” trademark originally used in Britain for e-grocery, with a series of other sites slated to open in London.

The pandemic has strengthened the main “Amazon” site in the distribution sector, in light of the closure measures that have forced hundreds of millions of people around the world to have their homes for many months.

France 24 / AFP

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