Amazon Go Stores Will Start Accepting Cash: Report

Company has faced criticism for discrimination
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View of the entrance and sign for the Amazon Go store in Chicago, Illinois, October 9, 2018. The store is located on 144 South Clark Street in the Chicago Loop neighborhood.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that its cashier-less Go storefronts will begin accepting cash.

A timetable wasn’t provided.

The stores, which track and automatically bill consumers for the items they leave with, have faced criticism for being inaccessible to people without banking. Philadelphia and New Jersey recently enacted bans against cash-less stores, and other locations have indicated they will follow suit.

There are currently 10 Amazon Go locations in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle, with an 11th planned to open soon.

See the full story on CNBC.

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