Amazon may still be deciding which lucky city gets to house its second headquarters, but residents in these four spots are pretty much already winners. The online giant just launched same-day Whole Foods delivery to Prime members in four markets: Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach.
Residents can use Prime Now for guaranteed delivery within one to two hours for fresh produce, meats and select in-store items from their local Whole Foods between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Two-hour deliveries are free for orders over $35, while a one-hour window will run you $7.99. (And don’t forget to tip the delivery driver!) It’s also worth noting that some items may vary in price if you grab them from the shelves versus ordering them online.
We’ve known for a while that the Amazon and Whole Foods acquisition would be a game-changer for the supermarket industry — like stiffer competition for more affordable, healthy groceries. Now that the company is kicking off fast grocery delivery, it’s only a matter of time that it becomes essential to a successful supermarket chain.
No word yet on where or when the feature will be available next, though the company says efforts to expand are in the works. Prime Now is currently available in 32 U.S. cities, and the company’s partnerships with other local grocers, retailers and restaurants are expected to continue. Translation: If you’re not a Whole Foods fan, your two-hour Sprouts Farmers Market delivery won’t go away anytime soon.
For those of you who won’t have to spend hours braving the crowds for your next Whole Foods fix, the only question that remains is: What will you do with all that extra time on your hands?