Amazon Go – Is Amazon’s Robot Grocery Store a Job Killer? announced on October 11, 2016 that they are planning to build convenience stores and develop curbside pickup locations for food. In December 2016, Amazon Go was opened to Amazon employees in Seattle. The store uses a variety of sensors and automatically charges a customer’s Amazon account as they walk out of the store, avoiding cashiers and checkout lines. Amazon intends to open Amazon Go for the general public in early 2017.