Amazon Go will be expanding its presence in Chicago and Seattle with three new stores, although no opening dates for the locations have been announced.
The retailer’s newest Seattle location will be in a high-rise apartment complex in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, while the two Chicago locations will be in downtown office buildings. The stores are on the smaller size for the format: the new locations range from 930 square feet to 1,425 square feet, contrasting with the typical 1,200- to 2,400-square-foot size.
There are currently 13 Amazon Go stores: four in Seattle, four in Chicago, three in San Francisco and two in Manhattan, with four more in the works. The company previously reported that it plans to open as many as 3,000 Amazon Go stores by 2021, according to Bloomberg.
Shoppers use the Amazon Go mobile app to gain entry to the store and purchase their items, which range from ready-made sandwiches, toiletries and cough drops to beer, phone chargers and Amazon meal kits. Upon exiting, the Just Walk Out technology, which uses a combination of cameras, weight sensors and deep learning technology to monitor customer activity, automatically sends a receipt and charges customers’ Amazon accounts.
In May, Amazon announced that it would open San Francisco’s fourth Amazon Go store in the Embarcadero Center mixed-use complex. However, no opening date has been announced.