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How To Pick Up Lunch At Amazon's Cashier-Less Convenience Store

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People stand outside an Amazon Go store Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle.

Amazon Go opened to the public Monday. The downtown Seattle convenience store uses cameras and sensors to track shoppers' purchases, eliminating the need for cashiers and check-out lines.

Shoppers use the Amazon Go app to scan into the store. Then they can pick up what they want and walk out. The app is connected to an Amazon account, and shoppers can see the receipt shortly after they leave.

KNKX visited Amazon Go to pick up lunch a couple hours after it opened. Click on the play icon above to hear more.

A Seattle native and former knkx intern, Simone Alicea has returned to the Pacific Northwest from covering breaking news at the Chicago Sun-Times. She earned her Bachelor's of Journalism from Northwestern University. During her undergraduate career, she spent time in Cape Town, South Africa, covering metro news for the Cape Times.
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