Amazon has launched a new 30-minute grocery pickup service in partnership with Whole Foods Market which will initially launch in two cities in the US but roll out to additional locations during the year.
The service is available at Sacramento and Virginia Beach. For customers ordering via the Prime Now app they can tell the retailer they are on their way so that their goods are ready when they arrive.
“A customer can order at 5:00 pm, pick up at 5:30 pm, and we’ll have their groceries loaded into their car just minutes after arrival,” said Stephenie Landry, worldwide vice president of Prime Now, AmazonFresh and Amazon Restaurants. “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,” she said.
Customers can choose free pickup in an hour on orders above $35 or pay $4.99 for a 30-minute service.
After arriving at the Whole Foods Market store, customers park in a reserved pickup spot and a Prime Now shopper will place groceries into their car.
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