Customers at local Whole Foods Market stores will soon be able to scan their palms to pay for their items.
The technology, Amazon One, is being rolled out today at stores in Irving and Highland Village, with all 16 Whole Foods Market locations in the Dallas area, including the Shops at Park Lane store, set to offer the payment option in coming weeks.
Amazon One is already available at Whole Foods Markets in Seattle, Austin, New York and California, as well as Hudson Nonstop stores at Love Field Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The payment option is intended to be quicker and more convenient than digging around a wallet or bag for a credit card.
It takes about a minute to enroll in the program, Amazon says. Scan one or both palms using one of the devices at a Whole Foods store, enter your phone number and add a credit card. After enrolling, you can use your palm at checkout. The Amazon One device evaluates many aspects of the palm to create a palm signature, and images are encrypted and sent to a secure area designed just for Amazon One in the cloud.
Sam’s Club Now in Lower Greenville, where shoppers can only pay using an app, offers another method of convenient checkout.