This Tuesday, Amazon once again introduced a new contactless payment method called Amazon One.
Simply put your palm on a scanning device and walk out with your shopping, no other action necessary.
Amazon One is a new biometric technology that uses the entire palm to authenticate the shopper, no physical contact needed.
The first time you’ll use it, Amazon One will ask you to scan your palm and insert your payment card at their terminals. After that, you’ll no longer need your card to shop, simply scan your hand and be on your merry way.
The first Amazon stores with Amazon One are two cashierless stores in Seattle, Washington ( 7th & Blanchard and 300 Boren Ave. North), where you can already pay with your hand since Tuesday, but the rest of the company’s stores will get it soon as well.
It’s also highly likely you’ll be able to pay with your hand in Whole Foods stores soon.
Both then and now, Amazon has refused to comment on this potential development.
However, expect to see hand payments in a lot of stores soon enough.
The company wants to sell this technology to others as well, and not just retailers!
“We believe Amazon One has broad applicability beyond our retail stores, so we also plan to offer the service to third parties like retailers, stadiums, and office buildings so that more people can benefit from this ease and convenience in more places,” said the company.