Amazon would plan to take its cash-less stores to airports. Reuters reports that on the basis of public data and an insider. The strategy should enable companies to get more out of hungry, hurried travellers.
The web giant has been expanding Amazon Go for months. These are stores where customers scan their smartphones at the end to get out, and cameras identify what people are taking out of the store. Once a customer is ready, they leave the store and put Amazon’s charges on their credit cards.
Since January, there have been seven such public shops in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. The shops focus on local employees who want to get a quick lunch. So now we are looking at airports for new locations of the shops.
For example, a technology consultant who supports Los Angeles International Airport received an email asking if he was interested in a meeting with Amazon Go’s lead. The San Jose International Airport also received an invitation to a meeting, in which the cash-less shop was mentioned as an opportunity to discuss.
Top people from both airports say they have no contact with the plan now. In addition, the company would have to take part in a bidding war in order to be able to work as a partner, which is typical. AWS has contacted airports, but for other purposes. The status of Amazon Go is currently unknown and a company spokesman did not want to respond to Reuters.
However, an insider states that Amazon is investigating how to get the cash-less shops at airports. An employee with experience in business development has taken on the task. “Think about how to display your brand. You are able to create great awareness by being present in ten of the best airports,” says the insider. America’s top twelve airports accounted for over 350 million passengers last year.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.