Amazon today announced the launch of a new grocery pickup service in Sacramento and Virginia Beach. The service allows Prime members to show fresh and organic produce, dairy, meat, seafood, and other everyday staples from Whole Foods and pick up their orders in as little as 30 minutes. They won’t even have to leave their car at the store, the bags will be loaded in their car for them.
The Pickup from Whole Foods Market has initially been launched in Sacramento and Virginia Beach. Amazon says that the service will be expanded to more cities throughout 2018.
Prime members will have to place their orders through the Prime Now app and then choose the pickup option at checkout. They can opt for the free pickup option in as little as an hour on orders of $35. If they want to pick it up in 30 minutes they will have to pay $4.99.
Once they arrive at the Whole Foods store, they will park in a reserved parking spot and a Prime Now shopper will place the bags in their car “within minutes.” The groceries will be ready as they arrive if customers use the app to tell the store that they’re on their way. The pickup service will be available daily from 8 am to 10 pm.