Amazon Begins Grocery Pickup At Whole FoodsDamien Moye
So as most of us know, Amazon recently acquired health-friendly grocery chain Whole Foods. It also appears Amazon is clearly making Whole Foods theirs. First, they peddle all things Amazon. Then, Amazon begins grocery pickup at Whole Foods.
But first, here is how it works. This service will be for Amazon Prime customers only. The two test stores will be in Virginia Beach, VA and Sacramento, CA. Sorry to my Boston computer service shop customers. But fret not. Because within a year, Amazon wants to extend this service to Whole Foods’ across America. You pick out your groceries with Amazon Prime. Then wait about an hour. After that, you go to your nearest Whole Foods and an employee will bring your groceries to your car window. If your grocery bill is over $35, then it’s free. But if it’s under $35, then they will add a $1.99 fee.
However, if you can’t wait an hour, then for an extra $4.99, they will expedite the process to 30 minutes. The pick up services are available during their hours: 8am to 10pm. So far, the service is embraced by those who have small children, and would rather not chase after them in grocery store aisles. Then say see the candy aisle or snack aisle and say, “Can we get? Let us have. Gimme that.”. This way, the parent or child doesn’t leave their car. It’s also popular with people who don’t even have time to go grocery shopping. Keep in mind many Americans are busier than ever, so that means less and less people do have time to go grocery shopping.
Which is really sad. IT support has to come to the point where they pick out our groceries for us then deliver it to us. Sorry, but I won’t be asking for this service. I actually like going to the store and getting things to my liking. What if they pick up the wrong thing? What if the grocers never get your order right? Amazon begins grocery pickup at Whole Foods. Will you sign up?