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The Newest Amazon Go Store Is Unlike the Rest in 1 Important Way

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Anna Meyer | Inc.

Normally, Amazon opening up yet another store wouldn't necessarily make headlines. The company has 12 Amazon Go stores, three Amazon 4-Star stores, five Amazon Pop Ups, 19 Amazon Books stores, and four malls "presented" by Amazon.

But Tuesday's unveil of its latest "lineless" store in the heart of New York City's financial district is notable because it's the e-commerce giant's first location to accept cash. Prior to Tuesday, if you wanted to shop at one of Amazon's offline stores, you'd need to be able to pay with a credit card or a mobile payment system. Just to get into the 1,300 square-foot store you need to have downloaded the company's app.