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Amazon may plan to open 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021, Bloomberg reports
The firm already has four locations of its Go stores open, but it may have up to 10 locations up and running by the end of the year and as many as 50 open by 2019
It's the latest example of Amazon's rapidly growing businesses, the latest being its advertising unit, which is set to be ranked third in the US digital ad market.

Amazon is said to be considering opening 3,000 of its cashierless stores by 2021.

The tech giant already has four locations of its Go stores up and running, but it may have up to 10 locations open by the end of the year, with as many as 50 by 2019, Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the situation.  

It would mark the latest example of Amazon's rapidly growing e-commerce, cloud computing and, now, advertising empires - as the firm's online advertising business gets closer to overshadowing the likes of Google and Facebook.

Amazon opened its first cashierless store in Seattle two years ago and has launched two additional locations in Seattle and another in Chicago.

The firm's main challenge to opening more stores is the high cost of the technology used to power the cashierless design, as well as other hardware.

Its first location in downtown Seattle cost over $1 million in hardware, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon could reduce the cost of hardware and increase profit margins by focusing on selling prepared foods, instead of offering an expanded selection of grocery items.....