You may have heard that Amazon is launching grocery stores with no lines. That's cool and all, but Nerdwriter argues that this is just the tip of the iceberg with a new sales strategy for Amazon that may eventually mimic the distribution and licensing deals they have with Amazon Web Services.
It makes sense if this is the way Amazon will go. Sure, they might build a few Amazon Go-branded stores, but the real profit-maker here for them might actually be to perfect the no-checkout grocery store set up through their technology and sell that technology to grocery stores already built. The costs for Amazon would most likely be less than building a store from the ground up and the profits for Amazon and the other grocery store chains will probably increase.