(NEXSTAR) – Amazon Prime members who store at Whole Foods are about to lose one good thing about subscribing.
Whole Foods Market can be including a $9.95 service payment for grocery deliveries, a price that has been waived for Prime members on orders over $35. The payment kicks in on Oct. 25.
The payment will “cover operating costs, including equipment, technology and other costs associated with grocery delivery orders,” a Whole Foods spokesperson stated.
Prime members can nonetheless place pickup orders from Whole Foods without cost, so long as they spend greater than $35. Other perks for Prime subscribers, like 10% off all grocery gadgets which are already on sale, additionally aren’t going away, stated a spokesperson.
“As we ramped up our delivery business and expanded our service area, Whole Foods Market delivered over three times as many orders in 2020 as we did in 2019,” a Whole Foods spokesperson informed Nexstar. (The pandemic most likely had one thing to do with that huge enhance, too.)
In 2021, the company stated it’s seeing extra customers return to in-store buying.
Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017 and has built-in the grocery chain into completely different elements of its business. For instance, prospects can decide up and return their Amazon packages at Whole Foods areas, and Amazon merchandise just like the Echo are offered at some shops.
A typical Amazon Prime membership prices $119 per year within the U.S.