Star Concessions has collaborated with Amazon to launch a checkout-free store at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
The new Grab & Fly store is powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology. According to Star Concessions, it has been designed to meet the increasing demands of time-pressed travellers for grab-and-go purchases. Cold drinks, snacks, travel accessories, electronics and souvenirs are among the products on offer.
To enter Grab & Fly, travellers insert their credit card at the entry gate. Once inside, anything they take off the shelf is automatically added to their virtual cart, and anything they put back on the shelf comes out of their virtual cart. After travellers have finished shopping and left the store, their credit card will be charged for the items they took. Associates are available in store to assist customers, answer questions, and re-stock shelves as needed.
“We are very excited to bring this checkout-free store to DFW, one of the busiest airports in the world, so travellers can get what they need and skip the checkout line,” said Gilbert Aranza, president of Star Concessions, which is headquartered in Dallas. “We selected Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology because of the fast and frictionless experience it enables, and we look forward to hearing how busy travellers like the experience.”
“Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United States, so we’re thrilled to collaborate with Star Concessions to enable a fast and frictionless shopping experience for their guests in Terminal D,” said Dilip Kumar, vice president, AWS (Amazon Web Services) Applications.
Grab & Fly is open at DFW Airport’s Terminal D South, with daily operating hours from 6:00am to last flight out (typically 10:00pm CDT).
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