Wednesday, October 5

You can pay with the palm of your hand on Amazon | Digital Trends Spanish


More than 65 stores Whole Foods Market in California will soon offer Amazon Onea palm recognition payment service, which allows customers the option of using the palm of their hand to pay at their local stores.

This is the first large-scale implementation of Amazon One in Whole Foods Market stores, following successful launches in Seattle, Austin, and select stores in New York and Los Angeles.

The launch of Amazon One in California begins with the arrival of the service at Whole Foods Market Los Angeles stores in Malibu, Montana Avenue and Santa Monica. In the coming weeks, this payment service will be available in more California Whole Foods Market stores, including other parts of Los Angeles, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Santa Cruz.

Customers at Whole Foods Market in California who choose to use the Amazon One service no longer have to reach into their wallets and purses to pull out credit cards at checkout. Once a customer has registered their palm (or both palms) with the Amazon One service and linked their credit/debit card, (something that takes less than a minute), shopping becomes convenient and fast. When finished shopping, the customer goes to the checkout or point of sale, simply holds the palm of their hand over the Amazon One device and the purchase will be charged to the card linked to their palm.

Earlier in May of this year, Amazon One launched as a payment option at three Whole Foods Markets in Los Angeles, including Silver Lake, Irvine and Playa Vista locations. It’s also available at the newly opened Amazon Style store in Glendale, the Just Walk Out-powered Whole Foods Market store in Sherman Oaks, and select Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go stores in California.

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