They’re rolling out smart in Woodland Hills!
The new Amazon grocery store will introduce their new “Dash Cart” technology when the store opens at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd., on the site of the old Toys R Us.
Dash Carts use computer vision and sensors to add up a shopper’s purchases, and then charges them when they exit the store. No cash – all dash!
A screen at the top of the cart lets shoppers see their running total in a shopping list. As you place an item in the cart it automatically gets added to your receipt. When you check out your purchases are charged to the credit card on file on your Amazon account.
“Our primary motivation for building this was to be able to save customers time,” said Dilip Kumar, VP of Amazon’s physical retail and technology, according to CNET. “The alternative solutions are standing in the express checkout lanes or fumbling through self-checkout stations.”
No opening date has been announced yet for the grocery store. Amazon Grocery was scheduled to open earlier this year, but was switched to a distribution facility when the pandemic struck. It is currently still operating as a dispersal center for online orders, however, foodstuffs are being loaded in for the grocery portion so hopefully the opening is imminent.