Climate Pledge Arena to feature four checkout-free stores powered by Amazon

By Bret McCormick
After gaining access to the store via credit card or biometric entry, customers merely pick up their selections, then leaveclimate pledge arena

Climate Pledge Arena will feature four stores powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology when the new venue opens in Seattle next month. The four new stores mean there will be six Just Walk Out stores in operation in sports venues; the other two opened in March at Boston's TD Garden, where concessions are also operated by Delaware North. American Express debuted an autonomous store at Barclays Center this summer. To use the Just Walk Out stores, customers insert a credit card linked to their Amazon ID into the store’s entry gate or hover their palm over the Amazon One biometric entry device. Once inside the location, customers merely pick up their selections, then leave. Guests that are new to using the Amazon One palm readers can register in less than a minute at any one of the enrollment kiosks located near the stores on the arena’s main and upper concourses. The stores will sell beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, water and featured food offerings from The Climate Collective, the arena’s food and beverage program. An attendant will check IDs for anyone purchasing alcohol.

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