SEATTLE — Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market have introduced a new grocery pickup service that allows Amazon Prime members to shop Whole Foods’ selection of fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral, and everyday staples and pick up their order in as little as 30 minutes, without leaving their car.
“Pickup from Whole Foods Market is a perfect option for customers who want to grab healthy and organic groceries at their convenience, all without leaving their car,” said Stephenie Landry, worldwide vice president of Prime Now, AmazonFresh and Amazon Restaurants. “A customer can order at 5:00 p.m., pick up at 5:30 p.m., and we’ll have their groceries loaded into their car just minutes after arrival. For an even faster experience, customers can tell us they are on their way using the Prime Now app, and groceries will be ready as they arrive.”
The service is launching in Sacramento, Calif., and Virginia Beach, Va., with more cities to come later this year.
To participate, Prime members place their order via the Prime Now app and choose the pickup option at checkout. They can choose free pickup in as little as an hour on orders of $35 or more, or pickup in 30 minutes for an additional $4.99 fee. After arriving at the Whole Foods store, customers park in a reserved pickup spot and a Prime Now shopper delivers the groceries to their car within minutes. Pickup and delivery are available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.