The American technology giant “Amazon” opened the first supermarket without cash, human or self-service in Seattle. The “Amazon Gou” shop uses cameras on the ceiling and electronic sensors to identify each customer and monitor the products they place in the basket.

Purchase is done in the end when the customer leaves the supermarket and the money is removed from his credit card. This system was tested by employees in the past year.

Before entering the shop, customers must activate the “Amazon Gou” smartphone application. Sensors on the shelves monitor what products the buyers take, which they may return.

One employee said the system initially had problems identifying buyers of similar physical substance and children moving products to the wrong places on the shelves.


“Amazon” has not announced whether it will open up more such actions.