Amazon is Trying Out 2-Hour Grocery-Delivery Service from Whole Foods
Imagine it’s 2:00 pm and you get the text that many people in relationships get… “What’s for dinner?” In days of yore, if you didn’t have any food in your fridge, and you didn’t want to go grocery shopping or do delivery you were pretty much forced to pick one of those options. If this has ever happened to you, you’ll be happy to hear that soon you’ll be able to get pretty much any grocery item you want to be delivered to you within two hours.
The Business Insider is reporting that Amazon and it’s newly acquired subsidiary Whole Foods are working on a trial program to deliver groceries and other goods directly from Whole Foods. While media outlets and industry insiders expect this service to come to Canada and specifically to Toronto, Whole Foods delivery trial will start in Austin Texas, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach.
In an Amazon press release, the company stated that it expects the program to roll out to more cities in the near future.
The new delivery program will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime members through Amazon’s Prime Now two-hour delivery service. Delivery will be free on orders over $35.
Amazon isn’t interested in stocking Whole Food grocery items in a giant Amazon warehouse. Instead, the new service will use existing Whole Food stores as depots. Amazon’s Whole Food delivery is being touted as full-service and will conceivably the entire Whole Foods product line may be available for customers to shop.
Customers will be able to order fresh produce, seafood, meat, flowers, baked goods, dairy products and a whole lot more.
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