Amazon's Rollout of Prime Member Discounts at Whole Foods Stores Goes Nationwide
SEATTLE, WA & AUSTIN, TX - Amazon Prime and Whole Foods have been rolling out Prime-exclusive discounts since May, enabling customers with Prime accounts to save money on certain items. The discount program, which has been available in certain states, is now slated to go nationwide.
"Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive—in fact, Prime members have adopted this benefit at one of the fastest rates we've seen," Cem Sibay, Amazon Prime's Vice President, said in a company press release.
Prime members can get the discount by using the Whole Foods app at checkout or typing in their Amazon-linked mobile number.
“Since launching Prime savings at Whole Foods Market, we’ve seen excitement and momentum from both Prime members and our supplier partners,” said A.C. Gallo, President and COO at Whole Foods Market. “Our weekly Prime member deals are a hit and we’re excited that Prime members across the U.S. will now be able to take advantage of these savings in our stores.”
The deals change weekly. For instance, this week Prime members can buy organic red cherries for $3.99 per lb and organic yellow peaches at $1.99 per lb, as well as an additional 10% off hundreds of sale items.
According to a report by CNN Money, Amazon didn't specify how popular the new program is, but it said members have saved millions of dollars so far.
Will the nationwide discount program add to Amazon's increasing influence in the grocery market? AndNowUKnow will keep you updated with the latest.