Facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, Amazon announced Wednesday that it will soon begin accepting cash at all its stores.
The online shopping giant has more than 30 stores that don’t accept cash, including its book shops and Amazon Go convenience stores.
Its not clear when the new policy would go into effect.
Critics say cashless stores discriminate against those that don’t have credit cards or bank accounts. Philadelphia became the first city to ban cashless stores earlier this year; New Jersey passed a statewide ban; and New York, San Francisco and other cities are considering similar laws.