Thursday, February 8, 2018: In an effort to corner more of the off-line retail market, Amazon today announced that it would be opening Whole Foods deliveries to Amazon prime members as part of its Prime Now two-hour delivery service, according to Reuter’s.
Amazon purchased Whole Foods year and had since been using the acquisition to try and change the way people shop for groceries.
Starting immediately, Prime members in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach can have Whole Foods orders of more than $35 delivered directly to their door between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. The company said that it plans to expand the offering across the U.S. throughout 2018.
Amazon first introduced Prime Now to New York in 2014 and has since expanded the service across the country and even internationally. Through Prime Now, members can get free delivery on certain products within a two-hour period, or they can pay $7.99 for an expedited one-hour delivery.