Prime perk expanding to more Whole Foods stores
A month after launching a discount for Prime members at Whole Foods stores, Amazon is expanding the initiative to more stores.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced that savings for Prime members will be available this week in Whole Foods Market stores across 10 new states, including Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington.
“We’re excited that Prime savings will be available at nearly half of our Whole Foods Market stores this week, giving more Prime members access to great deals just in time for summer,” said A.C. Gallo, President and Chief Operating Officer at Whole Foods Market. “Based on the positive customer feedback and successes we’ve seen over the past month, we’re accelerating our timeline to expand these savings to all of our U.S. stores.”
The new discount could boost Amazon's bottom line by luring a broader range of consumers to Whole Foods. About 75 percent of Whole Foods shoppers are already Prime members, but fewer than 20 percent of Amazon Prime members are Whole Foods shoppers, CNBC reported earlier this month.
These savings are currently available at Whole Foods Market stores in the following states:
● North Carolina
● South Carolina
● Missouri (Kansas City only)
● New Mexico
Prime member savings are also available at Whole Foods Market 365 stores nationwide. Prime member deals will be prominently featured in store and customers can go to the Whole Foods Market app to learn about many of the best offers.
Customers also receive these Prime member savings when they have their groceries delivered from Whole Foods Market stores via Prime Now. Both Prime member savings and Prime Now grocery delivery are available in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. Prime Now offers free two-hour delivery on orders over $35. Delivery from Whole Foods Market is currently available in 10 cities and will continue expanding throughout 2018.
To start saving, customers can download the Whole Foods Market app, sign in with their Amazon account and then scan the app’s Prime Code at checkout. Or, customers can opt in to use their mobile phone number to save at checkout.