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Examples of checkout solutions that are being used in physical stores to speedup payment

Technology is altering the way industry operates, and the way shoppers purchase and interact with products and services. In this report, I highlight the five technologies that I believe will impact the path-to-purchase in 2020 from Augmented Reality, Smart Carts and Smart Stores to autonomous delivery and unattended in-home delivery.

Examples of smart shopping carts (trolleys) and how they aim to enhance the shopper experience

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Hospitality group, OTG, is partnering with Amazon for its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology. It will be deployed at its CIBO Express Gourmet Markets, a convenience store format developed for travel locations.

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Amazon is set to sell its cashier-less technology, used in its Go stores, to other retailers, as reported by Reuters. Just Walk Out Amazon launched a website for its new initiative, Just Walk Out, inviting retailers to inquire about the service and answering various questions. Just Walk Out enables retailers to leverage Amazon’s cashier-less technology in their stores, which the retailer...
We visited the new Amazon Go Grocery format in Seattle, the retailer’s larger format store featuring its just walk-out technology which opened last week. Largest store to launch This new store format at 14,000 sq ft is significantly larger than the 24 Amazon Go stores which have opened to date. Most of these stores sit within the 1,000-2,000 sq ft range. This store adopts the fresh green an...
Just Eat, the online food delivery company, will launch an aerial drone delivery trial in Ireland.  The company has partnered with drone delivery company Manna Drone Delivery for the trial which is set to take place in Dublin in March 2020.  How it works Manna claim to be the world’s first aviation-grade B2B drone delivery ‘as-a-service’ platform.  It will pilot its airborne logistics platf...

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To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

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