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Amazon Launches Free Whole Foods Deliveries for Prime Customers

Amazon Launches Free Whole Foods Deliveries for Prime Customers

But there hasn’t been a nationwide rollout yet

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Amazon Prime perks just got better for members purchasing groceries from Whole Foods. As of February 8, the companies will offer free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products on orders over $35 during 8 a.m. to Prime Now customers. Currently, the service is being offered in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach with plans to expand nationwide throughout 2018.

“We're happy to bring our customers the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said in a press release. “Together, we have already lowered prices on many items, and this offering makes Prime customers’ lives even easier.”

Thousands of items are eligible for the program, including produce, baked goods, dairy products, meat, and seafood. You can even send for flowers, everyday household items, and select alcoholic beverages.

And as if two hours wasn’t already speedy enough, customers can pay an additional $7.99 to get their groceries within one hour.

Amazon’s super-expedited delivery service and Whole Foods’ allegiance to continuously drop prices makes the organic chain an outstanding competitor for the best grocery stores in America.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.


Talk to the hand! Whole Foods will soon let customers pay with palm scan

Whole Foods is letting shoppers pick up grocery orders for free at all of its 487 US stores, parent company Amazon announced Wednesday.

The perk is available for Amazon Prime members who order at least $35 worth of groceries online, Amazon said in a blog post. Qualifying shoppers can choose a one-hour pickup window and check in on the Amazon app to let the store know they’re on the way.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased interest in the curbside pickup service, which Whole Foods previously offered at select stores. More than 40 percent of the pickup orders the chain handles each month come from customers using the option for the first time, and 68 percent of consumers expect to keep using curbside pickup even when the pandemic subsides, Amazon says.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers,” the e-commerce giant said in its blog post.

Amazon followed other big retailers in expanding curbside options amid the COVID-19 crisis. Walmart offers a grocery pickup service at hundreds of stores across the country, and Target expects to offer a similar option at more than 1,500 locations in time for the holidays.

Amazon previously expanded Whole Foods’ pickup service from about 80 stores to more than 150 in mid-April. The move came as the Seattle-based company grappled with a surge in demand for its grocery delivery services that forced it to put new customers on a waiting list.