Amazon bought Whole Foods a while back, but we haven’t really seen any major e-commerce implications from that yet. But the company is finally starting to do that. Amazon announced today, that Whole Foods’ groceries will be part of its Prime Now high speed delivery services. The services will originally be available in four markets, including Dallas, Cincinnati, Virginia Beach and Austin. Austin happens to be Whole Foods’ hometown too.
While you can choose two-hour deliveries for free, if you want it within an hour, you’ll have to pay $7.99 on orders that are over $35 in total.
Under this, Amazon Prime members will be able to get their groceries delivered within an hour or two. There’s a catch here. While you can choose two-hour deliveries for free, if you want it within an hour, you’ll have to pay $7.99 on orders that are over $35 in total. The goods you can buy includes dairy, meat, fresh and organic produce, seafood, bakery, everyday staples and floral. Amazon is also offering “select alcohol” through this service.
The company took over Whole Foods back in June last year. So far, the company has been placing its own products on Whole Foods stores and offering in-store discounts to Prime customers. Amazon reportedly wants to extend this service across the country eventually.