Amazon launches contactless Palm-Pay in New York
Amazon has brought Amazon One, its contactless technology that allows customers to pay by waving the palm of their hand, to an Amazon Go location in New York City, according to a MarketWatch report released on Monday, May 10.
Amazon One technology is already available on Amazon Go sites in Seattle and elsewhere in Washington state. Amazon One can be linked to Amazon Prime accounts, but those who are not Prime members can also use the technology by pairing account creation with a mobile phone and credit card number.
The company first considered launching manual sweeping technology in February. Amazon officially rolled out biometric technology using a palm in April. The plan at the time was to roll out to seven additional stores in the metro area.
Amazon isn’t the first company to launch palm-reading technology. Piggly Wiggly started a pilot program in 2004 that used fingerprint scanning. At the time, this technology was considered revolutionary.
E-commerce giant’s contactless payment technology, Just Walk Out, has been used across Amazon’s 26 Go and Books physical outlets.
Palm scanning technology differs from Just Walk Out as it still requires items to be scanned upon payment.
“Amazon One is a fast, convenient, and contactless way for people to use their palms to do everyday activities like paying at a store, presenting a loyalty card, walking into a place like a stadium, or logging into work more. easily. The service is designed to be highly secure and uses custom algorithms and hardware to create a person’s unique palm signature, ”the e-commerce giant said in a blog post in September 2020.