Starbucks and Amazon are expanding their store concept that lets customers bypass the checkout when they pay for orders.
The second “Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go” location has opened in Manhattan, in The New York Times Building at 40th Street & 8th Avenue. The first location opened in November, at 59th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues (in Manhattan).
The store is a combination of the Starbucks Pickup format, which primarily accepts orders that are placed through the Starbucks app prior to the customer arriving at the store, and the “Just Walk Out” cashierless technology platform supporting the Amazon Go store format. Amazon began licensing the Just Walk Out platform, which combines computer vision, sensor fusion, and machine-learning algorithms, in March 2020.Chain Store Age