Amazon is developing a shopping cart that has an interesting and innovative spin to the traditional one. It is called the Dash Cart and it will automatically calculate the bill of a customer as well as let them cash out without cashiers.
This smart shopping card will automatically detect the items you put in it and will show you exactly how much you have to pay.
The company’s vice president said that the shopping card has cameras, a scale, weight sensors, and a computer vision that will determine both the item that is being placed in the Dash Cart as well as the quantity.
In order to use the smart shopping cart, you must be signed in to your Amazon account on your phone and scan the code on the cart. Once you are done with the shopping you can simply walk out of the store without waiting in line to pay since the payment will automatically be processed with the credit card on your Amazon account.
The Dash Cart shopping card will be introduced in an Amazon grocery store in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles later this year.
Do people enjoy these futuristic shopping carts?
Now, 31.12.2020, Amazon’s new shopping carts are finally integrated into their Amazon Fresh Grocery Stores – and everyone loves them. It has made grocery shopping a lot easier since you don’t need to wait in a long line just to exit the store. If you went in and got one item, for example, you can simply walk out of the store and avoid waiting to pay.
Due to the pandemic, customers also don’t have to speak to anyone. If you want to ask where a certain item is placed in the store you can go to a blue Alexa kiosk and ask the virtual assistant where this item is (yes, you don’t need to touch anything – all you need to do is ask).
Another plus is, of course, the fact that you don’t need to go to the checkout where an employee will check your items – and you don’t need to touch money. You go in – pick everything you need, and walk out without interacting with anyone!
And even though grocery stores all around the globe have taken their customers’ safety very seriously by disinfecting every few hours and demanding cleaners to clean the stores a few times a day, people are still scared to shop because they have to interact with people at the cashout.
Many claim that this futuristic shopping cart has helped them overcome their anxiety surrounding grocery shopping and getting sick. They say that now they can get in and get out as quickly as possible without speaking to anyone.