It has ordered 100,000 electric vans that will start delivering packages to shoppers’ doorsteps in 2021.
The technology being employed is computer vision and depth geometry to scan the hands of the shoppers.
The plans are a part in the series of Amazon’s grocery, delivery and pickup expansions.
Amazon opens its checkout-free store 'Amazon Go' on 22 January in Seattle; no more waiting in queues to pay for goods
The convenience-style store opened to Amazon employees on 5 December, 2016 in a test phase.
After reporting their results, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Intel added nearly $140 billion to their already massive combined market value on Friday.
“The fact that few people want online grocery shopping now doesn’t mean they won’t want it tomorrow,” Wolf said.
Walmart said it is working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant.
Amazon.com Inc said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc.
US President Donald Trump criticized Amazon.com on Twitter over taxes and jobs and accused the retailer of hurting US localities and causing job losses.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the world's richest person, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated
In the second quarter of this year, Amazon paid lobbying megafirm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld $80,000 to lobby, primarily focused on the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow state government to collect sales tax from online retailers.
An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices, Amazon's reference prices were higher than it had sold the same product
Amazon has said previously that it has no plans to automate the jobs of Whole Foods cashiers and plans no job cuts.
Amazon indeed has deep pockets but it cannot ignore BigBasket, which has Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador and already perfected the local experience
Goldman Sachs Group Inc advised Amazon on the deal and provided bridge financing. Bank of America Corp also provided financing to Amazon, while Evercore Partners Inc advised Whole Foods.
The deal represents a dramatic turn in strategy for Amazon, which has offered food delivery through its Fresh service for a decade but has not made a major dent in the $700 billion grocery market
Amazon and Whole Foods expect to close the deal during the second half of 2017.