Amazon Adds Contactless Palm Payments to More Go Stores

Amazon Adds Contactless Palm Payments to More Go Stores
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Back in September, Amazon launched new palm recognition technology to handle contactless entry/payments for Go stores. It’s called Amazon One, and now it’s being expanded to more Go locations.

When it first rolled out last year, Amazon installed palm readers at the original Amazon Go store on 7th Ave. and the South Lake Union location at 300 Boren Ave. North in Seattle. As TechCrunch reports(Opens in a new window), Amazon One is now being installed at more stores in Seattle, taking the total up to eight. It’s not just limited to Go stores, either, with Go Grocery, Amazon Books, and Amazon 4-star stores also included.

With the pandemic making us all very aware of the objects we decide to touch in public locations, the thought of a contactless palm reader replacing the need to not only touch, but even take out a smartphone, will be welcomed by many. That is, if they are happy to entrust their palm print with Amazon.

Setting up Amazon One requires a credit card initially, but no Amazon account. However, if you link the two then purchases will automatically appear on your Amazon account when visiting the website.

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It’s expected that Amazon will expand One to many more stores across the US in the months ahead. Clearly the convenience of simply having to hold your hand out to go shopping is proving very popular.

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