The Amazon go app is disappearing.
In another move to streamline its range of shopping services and mobile apps, Amazon announced on Friday that it would no longer need apps for accessing its high-tech convenience grocery store. Customers can use Amazon’s main app for all online and physical store shopping.
In a statement to geekwire, an Amazon spokesman said: “in order to make shopping at Amazon go more convenient, customers now only need to use the Amazon shopping app to enter the Amazon go store.”. “We will disable the Amazon go app by the end of this year.”
“Going out” refers to the technology that makes go really go. Shoppers enter the store by scanning the unique QR code on the smartphone. The overhead camera works with the weight sensor on the shelf to accurately track the items picked up and taken away by shoppers. When they leave, they don’t have to line up to check out. Amazon go’s system will automatically deduct the items they carry from their account and send the receipt to the application.
Among Amazon’s main applications, the company has established an “in store code” function (listed in the horizontal menu of the application home page), which can now be used in any physical store of Amazon: go, fresh, books, 4-star and pop-up. In Amazon’s whole foods, QR codes can be scanned in specific stores to obtain high-quality savings and payments. Shoppers can also use Amazon one, the company’s handheld biometric ID application, in specific locations.
In January 2018, the first Amazon go opened on Seventh Avenue in Seattle. There are now 29 such stores, and Amazon’s selected fresh full-size grocery stores are using this cashless technology, which will be displayed at the climate promise arena in Seattle next month.
In May this year, Amazon announced that it would end its rapid delivery as an independent service and integrate it into Amazon’s main websites and applications.