- Amazon indicated in a job posting that it was planning to offer a pickup service for Whole Foods groceries and a “marquee” of other retailers.
- Amazon, which acquired Whole Foods last year, said it was looking for a finance manager to help build the business “from scratch.”
- Walmart and Kroger, the two leading grocery stores in the US, already offer order pickup at thousands of locations.
- But it sounds as if Amazon‘s pickup service could differ from those retailers by allowing shoppers to order goods from third-party retailers.
Amazon is planning to offer a pickup service for Whole Foods groceries and a “marquee” of other retailers, the company revealed in a recent job posting.
That means shoppers could soon be able to pick up their groceries, Amazon orders, and, potentially, purchases from other merchants in one location.
The now deleted job posting was for a finance manager to help launch “the Whole Foods delivery and pick-up service on the ultra-fast Prime Now app and enable our Prime customers to shop from a set of marquee third-party retailers.”
The finance manager would partner with the retail leaders and project managers “who are building this new business from scratch,” said the posting, which was first spotted by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Amazon recently began offering two-hour grocery delivery from Whole Foods, which it acquired last year, through its Prime Now app. The company is still rolling out the service to all Whole Foods stores.
It makes sense for Amazon to give shoppers the option of picking up their groceries as well, cutting out one extra step – and cost – for Amazon.
Walmart and Kroger, the two leading grocery stores in the US, already offer order pickup at thousands of locations. But it sounds as if Amazon’s Whole Foods pickup service could differ from those retailers by enabling shoppers to order goods from third-party retailers.