Amazon rolling out contactless payment device, Amazon One

Customers will first swipe their credit card, then wave their palm above the device to register their “palm signature”

Amazon.com Inc. has announced the launch of Amazon One, a contactless device that scans for payments, loyalty programs and more.

Amazon One is rolling out at two of the e-commerce giant’s Amazon Go stores in Seattle, where it’ll be used to gain entry. Customers will first swipe their credit card, then wave their palm above the device to register their “palm signature.”

Once enrolled, customers can enter Amazon Go stores by waving their hand. Amazon will roll out the device at more of its stores in the coming months.

Those who don’t want to use their palm to gain entry to Amazon Go stores can still use an Amazon app or speak with an associate to pay in cash.

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