Automated cashless Albert Heijn opens at Schiphol

Automated cashless Albert Heijn store at Schiphol airport, 25 Nov 2019
Automated cashless Albert Heijn store at Schiphol airport, 25 Nov 2019Albert HeijnAlbert Heijn

Albert Heijn's experimental automated and cashless store is now standing at Schiphol. For the next two months, Schiphol visitors can "experience the speed and convenience of shopping without a cash register", the supermarket chain said.

Albert Heijn first tested the automated cashless store at its head office in Zaandam. Customers scan their debit card to open the door. Inside the store they take the products they want, bag them and walk outside. The groceries picked are automatically registered and paid for. Customers have the option to check their purchases at the exit. 

The cashless store is now placed on Jan Dellaertplein in front of Schiphol Plaza. Albert Heijn opted for this location to continue testing due to the large number of passers-by. The store will be located at Schiphol until the end of January and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

"Speed and convenience are paramount for our travelers", Irene Muysson, head of Retail, Food & Beverage and Commercial Services at Schiphol, said in a statement. "We are therefore happy to give a stage to this innovation from Albert Heijn and we are naturally extremely proud that we can be the first to offer visitors to Schiphol the benefits of digital shopping."

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