Saturn is pressing ahead: The branch in Innsbruck, Austria, is the first non-cash register market in Europe regardless of sector. It has been set up as a pop-up store, i.e., as a temporary shop. For Saturn, it is an experiment with an initial 900 articles: If the concept is accepted by the customers, it could lead to more items - even more such pop-up branches.
Unlike Amazon Go, where customers can pack goods straight from the shelves into their bags, Saturn still has a little work to do: via a smart phone camera and Saturn-App , the RFID tags, which are also intended for theft prevention, are scanned on the products - a bit like at Ikea. You can pay by PayPal, credit card or direct debit.
Amazon is already planning on six more outlets after testing its first Seattle cashier-less supermarket - five at the same location and one in Los Angeles. When the first Amazon Go branch will open in Germany is only a matter of time, said Ralf Kleber, Head of Amazon Germany, in an interview with the "Westfälische Rundschau" .