Amazon Prime Now adds Whole Foods products with two-hour delivery

Whole Foods customers in a Prime Now service area can now get their groceries delivered in two hours for free. Amazon has announced the new expansion of its Prime Now service, which is available in certain markets where ultra-fast deliveries for certain items are possible. Amazon recently wrapped up its acquisition of grocery store chain Whole Foods and has now added it as an option on its Prime Now service.

Prime Now offers things like groceries and household items which are commonly needed but annoying to make a special trip for. If you're too busy to go grocery shopping — and you live somewhere with Prime Now service and you're a Prime customer — you can place an order and then have an Amazon courier bring it to your location whenever you'd like.

That is now possible with items from Whole Foods stores located in certain neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Virginia Beach, Austin, and Dallas. The service covers "natural and organic products," according to Amazon, which says deliveries are free and happen in a two-hour time frame. Those products include meat, fresh produce, and other similar goods.

While Prime Now doesn't offer rapid delivery of all items offered by Amazon, it does amount to thousands of available goods. The service and others like it have proven popular with workers, parents, and others who may find grocery deliveries more time and cost effective than making a free spot in the weekly schedule for shopping.

Prime customers in an area where these deliveries are supported can shop now via the Prime Now app or at the dedicated Prime Now website. Prime customers get free shipping if the order totals at least $35; as well, customers can choose one-hour shipping for an additional $7.99 USD.

SOURCE: Amazon