Whole Foods Market is now offering one-hour pickup at all locations nationwide for Amazon Prime members.
The service is available for free on orders of $35 or more. To use the service Prime members can open the Amazon app or visit www.amazon.com, click the Whole Foods Market tab, select a pickup store and start shopping. Once ready to checkout, they select a one-hour pickup window and place the order. When ready to pick up your order, the customer checks-in using the Amazon app to let Whole Foods know they are on the way to the store. The majority of customers who check-in using the Amazon App before arriving at the store wait just one minute to receive their orders after arriving, according to the grocer.
While COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, it’s clear that this offering will become a more permanent solution for many customers, the retailer said in a press release, noting more than 40% of Whole Foods Market pickup orders each month are from customers trying the service for the first time. Almost 68% of consumers say they will continue to use curbside pickup even when the pandemic has subsided, according to data from Global Data Research.
In addition to grocery pickup, Prime members in more than 2,000 cities and towns can receive unlimited free, two-hour delivery on more than 170,000 items from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market on orders of $35 or more.