When customers can skip the cashier line, what happens to the nation’s 3.6M cashiers?

The new wireless checkout that Walmart, Target, and other retailers are rolling out for the holiday season may lower stress for shoppers — but tension may be building among the roughly 3.6 million people nationwide who work as cashiers. It's another nail in the occupational coffin. Amazon opened its first [...]

2018-11-16T00:29:00+00:00November 16th, 2018|Tags: , |

Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead

A retail cashierless checkout experience, which likely ignites 'Jetson' cartoon images in the minds of shoppers decades older than millennials, is no longer a futuristic development on the horizon. Amazon deployed it in public fashion this January, after a 14-month beta trial, at its Seattle-based Amazon Go supermarket. Upon entering [...]

2018-04-23T23:18:24+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Tags: , |
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