Amazon scraps Just Walk Out at Fresh groceries

  • April 3, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

Amazon is dropping Just Walk Out technology at some of its Fresh grocery stores in the USA. Shoppers will still be able to skip the checkout queue using smart carts or trolleys.

Meanwhile, the company is still pushing the technology internationally, and California-based financial infrastructure platform Stripe has expanded its Amazon partnership by powering payments for retailers using Just Walk Out technology in Australia and Canada.

Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology ( is designed to be an effortless shopping experience. The shopper enters the store using their credit card or mobile wallet at the entry gate. The technology detects what shoppers take from or return to shelves and creates a virtual shopping session.

When the shopper is finished, they can simply leave the store without waiting in a queue. Their chosen payment method gets charged for the items taken.

Merchants in Australia and Canada use Stripe Terminal’s WisePad3 ( reader attached to physical entry gates, and Stripe automatically processes the payment after the shopper leaves.

Stripe Connect ( will programmatically route payments from shoppers directly to businesses using Just Walk Out technology.

Amazon will continue to benefit from API reliability on Stripe consistently exceeding 99.999% uptime and authorisation rates that remain high during peak shopping periods.

“The only thing better than a speedy checkout is no checkout at all,” said Eileen O’Mara, chief revenue officer at Stripe. “I’m thrilled that Stripe is powering Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology payments. With Stripe Terminal and Connect, merchants using Just Walk Out technology will benefit from the same reliability that ensures millions of successful transactions on Amazon.”

In addition to Just Walk Out technology, Stripe serves as a payments partner for multiple lines of Amazon business such as Prime, Audible, Kindle and Amazon Pay.