Amazon is rolling out its Amazon One technology in select Whole Foods stores around Seattle. The technology is contactless, a big selling point in today's world. It allows customers to link a credit card to their palm print in the system, then pay for purchases with a wave of their hand. The very limited rollout reflects concerns that cashierless systems, facilitated by technology such as Amazon One, could result in job cuts if widely deployed.
The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017.