SAM'S CLUB NOW
Soon to open in Dallas, this one-of-a-kind Sam's Club is actually a tech incubator disguised as a smaller Sam's Club. The company will use the Sam's Club Now outlet to test cashierless shopping (similar to Amazon's Go stores). Using the company's proprietary Scan and Go app, shoppers can scan a product's ID tag, locate items in the store using voice-activated search, and pay for their purchases. Some items will be grab-and-go, like prepared foods, while other purchases will be available for pickup within one hour. Don’t expect to see one of these stores in your city any time soon, though. The company is using it as a tech incubator, one that just happens to be open to the public. But there’s a good chance that at some point soon you’ll see some of the features that prove successful there.