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Amazon will reportedly open another futuristic cashierless convenience store ... in New York City

Key Points
  • A new Amazon Go store will open in New York, near the World Trade Center, Recode reports.
  • These convenience stores use a combination of sensors, deep learning and computer vision to let shoppers pay for their goods virtually, without waiting in line at a cash register.
  • Amazon has reportedly considered opening as many as 3,000 Amazon Go stores by 2021.
After more than a year in beta, Amazon opened their cashier-less grocery store to the public
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Amazon plans to open another cashierless convenience store, this time near New York's World Trade Center, Recode reported.

The opening will bring Amazon one small step closer to its reported goal of opening as many as 3,000 of its futuristic Amazon Go stores by 2021.

So far, Amazon Go stores are in three locations in Seattle, the home of its headquarters, and one in Chicago. Its latest location in San Francisco was opening Tuesday. Amazon Go shoppers never wait in line to check out. Instead, they scan an app when they walk into the store, and then Amazon Go uses so-called Just Walk Out technology, including sensors, deep learning algorithms and computer vision to automatically charge customers for their goods.

The new Amazon Go location would reportedly be in Brookfield Place, a lower Manhattan mall and office complex that houses large corporate offices including Time Inc. and American Express.

Amazon declined to comment on the report.

Amazon has made multiple brick-and-mortar plays in recent months. In September, it announced plans to open a store in New York's SoHo with items rated 4 stars and above on its website.

Amazon's cashier-free store opens to the public
Amazon's cashier-free store opens to the public