Two locations have been chosen for Amazon Go’s new cashierless stores. Amazon has leased spaces in the Willis Tower and in an office building connected to Ogilvie Transportation Center, both locations with heavy foot traffic. Customers will be able to quickly access food, drinks, and grab-and-go meals. Shoppers can download the Amazon Go app, swipe their phone on the way to the store, and cameras and sensors will track the items taken off the shelves. Customers’ accounts will be automatically charged once they exit the store. The first Amazon Go store debuted in Seattle in January. Amazon announced the expansion of these stores to Chicago and San Francisco last month, but did not confirm specific locations. There is no word yet on when these new stores will open.
Amazon has also leased space beneath a 40-story office tower at 500 W. Madison St. At this moment, it is unknown what Amazon plans to do with it.