Amazon Go to Start Accepting Cash — CNBC.com

Amazon Go stores will start accepting cash in the wake of controversy over whether cashless stores are “elitist”:

“In an internal all-hands meeting last month, Steve Kessel, Amazon’s senior vice president of physical stores, told employees that the company plans ‘additional payment mechanisms’ at its Go stores. Kessel was responding to a question about how Amazon plans to address ‘discrimination and elitism’ at the cashierless stores, which charge purchases using an app connected to a bank or credit card.”

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