Amazon is opening a full-size grocery store



A full-size Amazon Fresh store will be located in Bellevue, Washington.


Amazon is opening its first full-size grocery store in Washington state, the retail giant announced Tuesday. The new Amazon Fresh store will feature its “Just Walk Out” technology where you don’t have to go through a checkout register to pay for your items. 

The store will open June 17 at the marketplace at Factoria Square Mall in Bellevue, Washington. It’ll also have Amazon package pickup and returns, Alexa kiosks and Amazon One, as well as traditional checkout registers if you want to pay for your groceries in the usual way.

Upon entering an Amazon Fresh store — there are already a dozen around the US, but on a much smaller scale — you can scan a QR code displayed on your phone screen with your Amazon account details. The store will then track what you pick up from the shelves, allow you to walk right out of the store and bill your account once you’ve left.

The new store will also allow for customers to use Amazon One to scan their palm or insert a credit or debit card linked to their Amazon account to enter the store.