The rising demand for automatization is driving innovation along the agrifood value chain. Statistically, people spend about 60 hours annually waiting in checkout lines.
The Just Walk Out system
Supermarkets are in the midst of a digital transition, investing large amounts of money in the design of online stores, but without forgetting to adapt their physical stores to the needs of an increasingly digitized consumer. The truth is that the emergence of supermarkets without checkouts opens a path of possibilities that brands will explore in the coming years.
Automated checkouts enhance customer experiences by eliminating the limitations of traditional checkout systems.
Grocery stores equipped with AI have the tools, such as computer vision, to correctly identify all the items collected by a particular consumer. Prior to their store exit, the person is charged in their person’s bank card linked with their store’s account without any intervention from store employees.
The main example in this area is Amazon Go, the new kind of store featuring the world's most advanced shopping technology. Thanks to the proprietary Just Walk Out technology, you enter the store, pick up your goods, and leave without passing through a checkout. The system monitors the products you select and bills them to your Amazon account as you leave the store. The only thing you need to do is install the Amazon Go app on your smartphone.