Amazon Begins Grocery Delivery from Whole Foods
Posted on Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 7:00 am
Amazon and Whole Foods announced the introduction of free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the United States in 2018.
Beginning on February 8, 2018, Amazon Prime customers who live in neighborhoods in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach can shop through Prime Now for bestselling items including fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market.
Customers can start shopping from Whole Foods Market selection at www.PrimeNow.com or by using the Prime Now app on their smartphones. The app is available on Android and iOS devices.
It is possible for customers to shop thousands of items across fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples from Whole Foods Market available for free two-hour delivery. Select alcohol is also available to customers. Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free and ultra-fast delivery within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more.
Delivery from Whole Foods Market through Prime is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Those who are curious about whether this new service is available in their neighborhood can visit the Prime Now website and enter their zip code to see if they are in the delivery area. Or, you can enter your zip code on the Prime Now app to find out.
People who live in a “food desert” tend to have difficulty obtaining fresh produce. Amazon’s grocery delivery service from Whole Foods has the potential to make it easier for people to buy fresh fruits and vegetables without having to physically travel to a Whole Foods store.
There is potential that this new service will help people save money on groceries. People can compare prices from Whole Foods to the sales that are going on at their local grocery store. Whole Foods might be less expensive for some foods. Don’t forget to consider the cost of the gas you will burn while driving to and from the local grocery store.
The partnership between Whole Foods and Amazon is going to be useful for people who cannot easily leave their homes to go grocery shopping. This group includes people who are elderly, disabled, or a stay-at-home parent. Those who do not own a vehicle will also find this new delivery service to be helpful.