Amazon unveiled "Amazon One," a technology which allows users to pay using their palm. The technology will launch in two Amazon Go stores in Seattle and expand to other Amazon Stores soon.
- The biometric technology creates a palm signature based on surface area details such as lines and ridges. Amazon filed for a patent last year for the technology.
- Amazon is planning to offer this service to third parties such as retailers, stadiums, and office buildings who will benefit from contactless entry and payment technologies, particularly during the pandemic.
- To register for Amazon One, users should have a credit card and mobile number – an Amazon account is not mandatory. The user accounts and biometric details can be deleted through an online portal.
- After registering, customers can scan their palm and enter a store. Amazon will charge anything they take to the credit cards linked to their palm.