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Amazon to bring its cashierless checkout tech to full-size grocery store

The new Amazon Fresh store features "just walk out" technology.

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The new Amazon Fresh store will be located in Bellevue, Washington.


Amazon is opening its first full-size grocery store with its cashierless checkout tech in Washington state, the retail giant announced Tuesday. The new Amazon Fresh store will feature its "Just Walk Out" technology, which means you don't have to go through a checkout register to pay for your items. 

The store will open June 17 at the marketplace at Factoria Square Mall in Bellevue, Washington. It'll also have Amazon package pickup and returns, Alexa kiosks and the Amazon One payment system, as well as traditional checkout registers if you want to pay for your groceries in the usual way.

Upon entering an Amazon Fresh store -- there are already over a dozen around the US -- you can scan a QR code displayed on your phone screen with your Amazon account details. The store will track what you pick up from the shelves, then let you walk right out the door and bill your account once you've left.

The new store will also allow for customers to use Amazon One to scan their palm or insert a credit or debit card linked to their Amazon account to enter the store.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the scale of Amazon Fresh stores. The company has several full-size Amazon Fresh grocery stores across the US.