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Amazon's new grocery stores will have no checkout lanes or cashiers


Shoppers will be able to just grab and go at Amazon's new grocery concept store.

Amazon confirmed on Monday a new line of physical convenience stores, dubbed Amazon Go, will have no check-out lines or cashiers.

How it works:  Shoppers scan their Amazon Go app when they enter the store. Using computer sensors, Amazon detects what products you take out of the store and then charges you to your Amazon account.

If you put an item back, it registers that too.

What do they sell there?

The store will be stocked up with ready-to-eat meals, meal-making kits and other grocery store staples.

Where is it located and when can I start shopping?

The first store is located in Seattle, but it's only open to Amazon employees right now. The e-commerce giant expects to make the store available to the public in 2017.

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People have pointed out this feels like shoplifting -- except Amazon has cameras watching.

Recode pointed out that Amazon actually patented the checkout free concept back in 2015.

Clerks check-out some of the first customers at the opening day for Amazon Books, the first brick-and-mortar retail store for online retail giant Amazon, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Amazon Go isn't Amazon's first foray into brick-and-mortar -- the retail powerhouse has opened three bookstores with plans to open two more. For Amazon, opening physical stores lets it cater to customers who like to browse in person. 

Not to be outshined, rival Walmart also unveiled a convenience store model.

Would you shop at Amazon Go?

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