Amazon's Prime Now service will deliver products from your local Whole Foods to your...

By Polycount
Feb 8, 2018
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  1. Back in 2016, Amazon's same-day delivery service Prime Now kicked off in earnest with its own website. The service has proven to be quite popular over time, particularly after the online retail giant acquired Whole Foods last year. Doing so allowed Amazon to integrate a number of Whole Foods products into their Prime Now line-up.

    Now, Amazon is taking things a step further. The company will allow Prime Now users in specific Cincinnati, Dallas, Virginia Beach and Austin neighborhoods to use Prime Now to order products directly from nearby Whole Foods locations.

    "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 CEO John Mackey said regarding the move. "Together, we have already lowered prices on many items, and this offering makes Prime customers' lives even easier."

    This means if you're one of the lucky few you can now order fresh fish, produce and meat for rapid same-day delivery. If you absolutely must have a certain product even sooner than that, you'll also be able to shell out an extra $8 (on top of a $35 order minimum) to get your order delivered within an hour. One-hour delivery aside, typical Prime Now fees, order minimums and driver tips will still apply.

    To see if you're in one of the neighborhoods supported by Amazon's latest service expansion, visit the Prime Now website and check to see if your zip code is supported.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,477   +2,094

    I get a 4 pound box of dried blue berries from Amazon. They cost just $23 so they would be a bargain except Amazon tacks on a $5.60 surcharge because they are part of their "fresh foods". This one sounds like just more of the same old rip offs from the big A .....
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,356   +2,850

    Yippee! Where do I sign up?<Just kidding. What's a "Whole Foods"?

    I don't know though, I have a rut made with my car, that runs in a circle, between the Giant, Shoprite, and Walmart. That would be a lot to give up so that I could pay Amazon double, for the status of buying my Ring-Dings from such an upscale establishment as Whole Foods. Do they even sell Ring-Dings, Dijourno pizzas, or TV dinners?
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018

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