Amazon to Implement Palm-Scan Signatures at Its Stores

Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Report on Tuesday said it would offer palm-scan signatures for payments at its stores, and offer the technology to third-party stores, in an effort to increase use of contactless transactions.

The move comes as the U.S. continues to have the most covid-19 cases in the world. 

The new service, called Amazon One, will enable customers to use their palms for activities like paying at a store, presenting a loyalty card, entering a location like a stadium, or badging into work. 

Palm-based scanners are currently available at two Amazon Go stores in Seattle and the company said it planned to expand the concept to other store locations in coming months.

Amazon One “has broad applicability beyond our retail stores, so we also plan to offer the service to third parties like retailers, stadiums, and office buildings so that more people can benefit,” the company said in a blog post.

Customers don’t need an Amazon account to use Amazon Go.

A user inserts a credit card into an Amazon One device and hovers a palm over the device to build a signature.

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