The expansion was mentioned earlier this year, with a total of six new stores set to arrive this year. A specific timeline for the IL store is unknown at this time.
The company is expanding its experimental Amazon Go store to the two United States cities, but did not say when they would open.
Amazon confirmed its plans for the two cities in a statement to CNNMoney. In February, real-estate tracker Curbed took note of a building permit for construction of a 625-square-foot Amazon store in Chicago's Loop district. The company had already identified potential locations in Los Angeles and Seattle. That store opened to the public in January.
Given the city has targeted Amazon with crippling, anti-jobs taxes, one might say, if you love Amazon, you may not want to move to Seattle after all. (NASDAQ:AMZN) likes what it sees from its futuristic cashierless store concept.More news: Nawaz Sharif Admits Pakistani Terrorists Carried Out 26/11 Mumbai Attacks
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Shoppers enter the stores by scanning a smartphone app. Customers use an app called "Go" to enter the store.
For taking up the advantage of shopping in the Seattle store, customers need to first download the Amazon Go app and link it to a payment method.
Once inside, cameras in the ceiling, sensors on the shelves and a massive amount of computing power track every item they pick up and what goes into their pockets or bags. "No lines, no checkout", according to the company.
Staff won't include cashiers, but plenty of human employees will be needed to restock shelves, check ID for wine and work as extra security. It holds its own Amazon Fresh grocery along with Whole Foods.