This week, Amazon has opened their 11th Amazon Go cashierless store in San Francisco!
Located at 575 Market St., the 1,750-square-foot store has become the third Amazon Go store in the city!
Amazon customers are welcomed to an array of ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options made by the store’s kitchen or from local kitchens and bakeries. This makes itself appealing to those who are always on-the-go.
The Market Street store carries a selection of groceries, ranging from staples like bread and milk to artisan cheeses and locally made chocolates. And for customers who want to prepare food themselves, Amazon Go has an arrange of chef-designed Amazon Meal Kits as another mealtime option. These kits include all the ingredients needed to make a meal for two in about 30 minutes.
Along with the three San Francisco locations, there are currently four Amazon Go stores in Seattle and four in Chicago. The retail spaces range in size from 1,200 square feet to 2,400 square feet.
A recent RBC Capital Markets analysis was released in January which showed that nine Amazon Go stores alone bring in an estimated average annual sales of $1.5 million!
Amazon Go’s checkout-free shopping experience is powered by Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology. What that means is they have overhead cameras, weight sensors, and deep learning technology which detects merchandise that shoppers take from and return to shelves. Shoppers are able to use the Amazon Go mobile app to gain entry to the store through a turnstile. As customers exit the store, the Just Walk Out technology automatically charges their Amazon account for the items they take and then sends a receipt to the app.
Overall, Amazon’s U.S. physical stores currently include 479 Whole Foods Markets, 11 Amazon Go convenience stores, 18 Amazon Books stores, and 5 Amazon Pop-Up sites. And we may expect to see up to 3,000 Amazon Go stores by 2021!