Amazon Go reportedly coming to other retail locations

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Amazon Go’s cashierless technology may be coming to an airport or cinema near you.

According to CNBC, knowledgeable sources say Amazon is in talks to bring the technology platform supporting its automated Go store format to Cibo Express convenience stores located in airports, Regal Cinemas movie theaters, and baseball stadiums. The e-tailer is said to want to begin installing Go technology in third-party stores in early 2020 and have hundreds of Go-equipped stores from other retailers operating by the end of the year. The conversion process may take as little as two weeks.

Sources said Amazon is considering different business models for the program, including taking a percentage of sales or charging an upfront cost and set monthly fee. It is not clear whether the Go experience would include Amazon branding or what app customers would use to perform “scan and go” shopping. Amazon and the parent companies of Cibo Express and Regal Cinemas all declined comment.

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