Tampa now eligible for Whole Foods curbside pickup through Amazon Prime

That was fast.

click to enlarge Yep, Amazon has started doing the grocery shopping — and loading — for Whole Foods customers. - Courtesy of Amazon
Courtesy of Amazon
Yep, Amazon has started doing the grocery shopping — and loading — for Whole Foods customers.

Nearly 30 days after expanding grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market to Tampa, Amazon has blessed Prime members in the city (again) with curbside grocery pickup at its organic supermarket chain’s local stores. That was fast.

In addition to Tampa, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach are among the six cities that’re newly eligible for the service, which provides curbside pickup in as little as an hour on orders of $35 for free, or in 30 minutes for $4.99.

Here’s how it works: Customers place an order for everyday staples through the Prime Now app from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, selecting the pick-up option at checkout. Once they arrive at their neighborhood Whole Foods, they should park in one of the designated parking spots for pickup. That’s where a Prime Now shopper loads the groceries into their car.

“...For our customers in Boise, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, San Diego, Tampa and West Palm Beach, we’re thrilled to also offer the option of grocery pickup. It’s just another way we’re making it even easier for more customers to enjoy Whole Foods Market’s healthy and organic food,” said Christina Minardi, executive vice president of operations for Whole Foods.

With plans for continued expansion, curbside pickup at Whole Foods started in August and is now offered in 14 cities.