Amazon has opened several locations of its Amazon Go cashierless stores in the United States, and reports have suggested that it’s interested in setting up locations at airports as well. The company wants to take this experiment overseas now and it looks like the first Amazon Go location outside the United States could be in London.
The great thing about these stores is that customers don’t need to wait around in the checkout line in an Amazon Go store. They just go in the store, pick what they want, and walk out. A list of their purchases is automatically created and charged to the credit card they have on file with Amazon.
The company will be opening its first foreign Go location in London. It would be the first time that this concept is exported from the United States where there are seven Amazon Go locations up and running so far.
Apparently, the company is looking for a retail space with a size of 3,000 and 5,000 square feet near Oxford Circus in London. Amazon declined to comment on the report so there’s no official word yet about Amazon Go stores being launched outside the U.S.
It’s only a matter of time before this happens, at any rate. The retail giant is reportedly looking to open as many as 3,000 locations by 2021, which is very ambitious.