Starbucks opens coffee shop with Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology

Starbucks has opened its first store location that utilises Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ (JWO) technology, on the Upper East Side of New York City,

The coffee shop tycoon has also said it will open two more of the JWO stores in the same area by early next year.

Customers that have ordered ahead of time via the Starbucks app are able to walk in and collect their order via a large digital order status sign, before just walking out the store.

They can also use their Amazon app or credit card to enter the store before choosing from a range of New York specific food products and Amazon Kitchen’s own products such as sushi or sandwiches.

READ MORE: Amazon slashes cost of Just Walk Out tech by 96% paving the way for wider roll out

One they exit the store with the item, they’ll be charged via their Amazon account and be sent a digital receipt via email.

“The new Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go is designed to provide our customers with an experience that delivers convenience and connection in an effortless way,” Starbucks senior vice president of global growth and development Katie Young said.

“Our goal with this new store concept is to give our customers the ability to choose which experience is right for them as they go through their day, whether it is utilizing the Starbucks and Amazon apps to purchase food and beverages on the go or deciding to stay in the lounge for the traditional third place experience Starbucks is known for.”

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