The leading travel retailer has entered into an agreement to utilise Amazon’s Just Walk Out platform in a selection of their stores.
The first store to implement the technology, a concept called Hudson Nonstop is set to open in the first quarter of 2021 at Dallas Love Field Airport, with additional stores set to be rolled our later in the year.
The Just Walk Out technology allows customers to quickly enter the store using their credit card, pick and take the products that they’re looking for and exit the store. The platform utilises computer vision, sensor fusion and machine-learning algorithms. The technology will enhance the shopping experience for customers.
“Today traveller is progressively more connected, mobile, and time-sensitive – and they have higher expectations for convenience, safety, and speed during their shopping experiences,” commented Brian Quinn, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Hudson.
“The addition of Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology perfectly complements our current digital footprint, providing travellers with yet another quick, secure, and contactless shopping experience that meets their needs.”