Tesla has done it again. The company that brought us insane mode and questionably sourced farting unicorns is back to remind the world that no one speaks to the soul of children trapped in adult bodies better than its childlike CEO. That's right, Tesla just launched its own Amazon store, and you wouldn't believe the goodies for sale. SEE ALSO: Stankmemes.com owner runs Tesla, Space X The Tesla Amazon store has you covered. According to Electrek, the store launched Feb. 5, and suggests a possible future where Tesla customers might order some vehicle accessories through the online retail giant.
Amazon may have opened its automated convenience store a year late, but it looks like it's been a pretty big success. Recode learned that the company plans on opening six more of its Amazon Go stores in 2018. It's not clear where these stores will be located, though Recode reports that more locations are likely in Seattle, and Amazon is in talks with the developer of The Grove in Los Angeles.
Amazon unveiled its new shopping page Luxury Stores, where only selected Amazon Prime members can shop for high-end brands. The retail giant's Luxury Stores will be available in the Amazon app by invitation only, according to the company. Prime members that did not yet receive an invitation via email can request one by visiting amazon.com/LuxuryStores. Luxury Stores will extend invitations to more shoppers in the future. Collections are sold directly from the participating brands.
Amazon's plan to be a one-stop food shop may extend well beyond those rumored drive-up grocery stores. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Amazon hopes to open convenience stores where you'd buy meat, veggies and "other perishable items" that you take home like you would from any brick-and-mortar store. Tech would only come into play when you want something delivered. Mobile apps, and possibly in-store touchscreens, would let you order longer-lived food for same-day delivery. You wouldn't have to worry if you couldn't carry everything home.
Amazon on Monday announced it will now offer its cashierless store technology, called "Just Walk Out," to other retailers. The technology uses a combination of cameras, sensors, computer vision techniques and deep learning to allow customers to shop, then leave the store without waiting in line to pay. This is the same technology that today powers the Amazon Go cashierless convenience stores and Amazon's newly launched Amazon Go Grocery store in Seattle. Reuters first reported the news just ahead of Amazon's official announcement, adding also that Amazon says it has signed "several" deals with initial customers interested in using Just Walk Out in their own stores. Amazon did not say who those customers are, however.