GS25, a leading convenience store chain in South Korea, opened an unmanned store similar to Amazon Go.
High-tech enabled store
Located in Jung District, Seoul, the store is similar to Amazon Go that customers are able to purchase goods without being checked out by a cashier or using a self-checkout counter.
Shoppers enter the store by scanning a BC Paybook QR code from BC Card’s mobile payment app. 34 smart cameras and 300 weight sensors are installed to analyse and recognise shoppers’ in-store behaviour, for example what products they pick up, put in the baskets or put back on the shelf. A video-recognition system with pre-set voice will provide assistance if needed.
All the items will be automatically paid for at the exit using artificial intelligence, and a mobile receipt will be issued instantly.
This is the second Amazon-Go style shop in South Korea. The first one was opened by Shinsegae in 2019.
Retail Analysis Asia