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Amazon’s latest store proves the cashless dream is dead

Amazon‘s latest Go store accepts cash, and it emphasised that upon its opening on Tuesday. It’s the latest news to indicate that cashless stores are not the future and that the dream of a cashless society is already experiencing some serious hiccups. Cashless stores are increasingly coming under scrutiny for […]
Amazon’s latest store proves the cashless dream is dead
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Amazon plans to start accepting cash at Amazon Go stores after reported accusations of ‘discrimination and elitism’ and new laws banning cashless stores

Amazon plans to start accepting cash at its Amazon Go stores. The company has faced criticism for excluding millions of unbanked Americans from stores by refusing to accept cash at Amazon Go stores. Massachusetts, Philadelphia, and New Jersey have passed laws that require stores to accept cash payment, and New […]
Amazon plans to start accepting cash at Amazon Go stores after reported accusations of ‘discrimination and elitism’ and new laws banning cashless stores
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Most Amazon Go stores are closed on the weekends — here’s why

There are now six Amazon Go stores in existence, located in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco. Four out of the six stores are closed on the weekends. New data from InMarket shows that the peak time for Amazon Go store visits is around noon, meaning the stores are more lunchtime […]
Most Amazon Go stores are closed on the weekends — here’s why
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Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future

New technology is increasingly being infused into stores, and the results are finally starting to show. Tech-forward companies like Amazon and Nike are completely changing the idea of what it means to have a physical store. Nike’s Live concept store, which chooses items to stock by analysing customer data, and […]
Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future
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Amazon is aggressively going after some of Walmart’s most loyal customers

Amazon is trying to break down barriers that keep those without credit cards or bank accounts from shopping on the site. The retailer is aggressively going after these customers with new initiatives like Amazon Cash, Prime discounts, and, reportedly, some kind of checking account. The unbanked tend to be lower-income, […]
Amazon is aggressively going after some of Walmart’s most loyal customers
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Many consumers are sceptical about Amazon Go — first-day lines aside

Amazon Go could be model for future retail stores. The new convenience store concept from e-commerce giant Amazon relies on cameras and sensors to detect when you enter and leave and what items you grab from shelves. Instead of checking out, you get automatically billed for items as you pass […]
Many consumers are sceptical about Amazon Go  —  first-day lines aside