New Amazon Store Lets Customers Avoid Long Lines
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The online marketer Amazon is opening a new kind of store. It is one where people do not have to wait in long lines to buy a product. Instead, the buyers pay using their smartphones.
The new store is in the American city of Seattle, Washington. It is called Amazon Go. It sells products that are normally found in a grocery store. What you will not find, however, are long lines and cashiers exchanging money.
Customers must have a smartphone, an Amazon account, and a program on their smartphone: the Amazon Go app. The app makes a list of everything that customers plan to buy from the store. After customers have finished shopping, they can simply leave.
Amazon says that because its new store does not require as many employees, the prices of goods will remain low.
The company has been working on creating the store for four years.
AmazonGo became a trending topic this week on social media.
One person on Twitter published a photograph of himself waiting in a very long line at a grocery store. He wrote, "I cannot wait for Amazon Go. Longest queue in history."
But, it may be some time before Amazon Go stores open up in other areas. Even the Seattle store is still only open to Amazon employees. The company plans to open that store to the public in early 2017.
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I'm Jill Robbins.
1.grocery store 杂货店
I worked stocking shelves in a grocery store.
2.working on 致力于
I have been working on exploding the myth of fixity of meaning.
3.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
4.exchanging money 货币兑换
Wherever you go, exchanging money puts you in touch with international finance.
1.He wrote, "I cannot wait for Amazon Go. Longest queue in history."
cannot wait for 等不及；不能等
We cannot wait for the fruit to ripen, but insist on plucking it while it is green.
I simply cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience what I already have!
2.But, it may be some time before Amazon Go stores open up in other areas.
open up 开发；展示
He said he wanted to see how Albania was opening up to the world.
These programmes will open up markets for farmers.
在线销售巨头亚马逊公司正试运营一种新型商店 。顾客无需排长队购买商品 。他们直接用智能手机完成付款 。
这家新型商店位于美国华盛顿州的西雅图 。商店名为Amazon Go 。该商店里的商品种类十分齐全 。不同的是，这里没有长队和收银员找零 。
消费者必须持有智能手机以及亚马逊账户，智能手机上还需安装Amazon Go应用软件 。该软件会记录下消费者在店内购买的商品清单 。消费者购物结束后可直接离开 。
本周，Amazon Go成为了社交媒体上的热门话题 。
一名推特网友发布了一张在杂货店前排长队的照片 。他写道，“等不及要去Amazon Go尽情购物了 。看看这史上最长的队吧 。”
然而，Amazon Go商店在其他地方开业还需要一些时日 。西雅图的这家试运营商店也只对亚马逊内部员工开放 。该公司计划2017年初面向公众开放 。