San Franciscans Can Shop With Just A Scan Of Their Phone At Cashierless Store

San Franciscans Can Shop With Just A Scan Of Their Phone At Cashierless Store
Retail

Zippin recently opened shop in the Californian city, and lets shoppers simply sync their credit card to its app to then purchase what they want and be charged as they exit

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 22 august 2018

Cashierless stores can seem like something out of a science fiction novel—customers simply walk in, pick up what they need and walk right out. But now, San Franciscans can actually live out this fantasy with the opening of a new Zippin store.

Customers need only download the app, connect their credit card and then scan the app when they enter the store. From there, customers can grab whatever product they like, and through a combination of sensors and cameras, the prices are charged to the linked credit card once the customer walks out the door.

The first Zippin store opened in Seattle earlier this year. The company isn’t the only company to be using this new model, however—Inokyo also opened up a cashierless, food & beverage convenience store in Mountain View just last week. Amazon’s version of this model, the Amazon Go store, was announced back in May to open in both San Francisco and Chicago, but neither is open as of the time of writing.

While these two checkout-free stores are not full-sized supermarkets, but rather small stores that sell snacks and drinks, their hope is to increase the adoption of the technology. See how Zippin’s app tracks customers and their purchases below:

Zippin

Cashierless stores can seem like something out of a science fiction novel—customers simply walk in, pick up what they need and walk right out. But now, San Franciscans can actually live out this fantasy with the opening of a new Zippin store.

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