Located inside a onetime Ralph Lauren boutique, a second Amazon Go store opened in San Francisco today, located at 98 Post.
The store measures approximately 1,750 square feet and will feature such local vendors as Urban Remedy, dosa by Dosa, Munchery, Green Heart Foods, La Boulangerie, Kikka Sushi, Starter Bakery, and Clara’s Kitchen.
Hours are 7 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, and closed Sunday.
The is the second mini-mart by the Seattle-based company, which opened its first San Francisco store in October at 300 California.
Amazon Go features ready-made items like lunches, snacks, frozen dinners, beverages, and limited groceries. Its biggest promise: no lines, no checkout counters, and better expediency.
The stores use cameras and sensors to track customers and what they’ve picked up for purchase. The items then get charged to their Amazon Go account, which must be scanned prior to entry, automatically as they exit.
Only credit card holders with smartphones can gain entry into Amazon Go store. The stores are not accessible to people who rely on public benefits for food or groceries. Amazon Go doesn’t accept food stamps (also known as EBT cards) that are part of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Today’s opening marks the company’s ninth Amazon Go store to open.