Whole Foods Launches Free Two-Hour Delivery Service in Boston


Amazon Prime members can now get their groceries dropped at their door for no extra charge. The service was launched at Whole Foods in February and has steadily expanded to more large markets, most recently Denver, Sacramento and San Diego in late April.

Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market previous year resulted in the launch of a free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products through Prime Now in February. Delivery from Whole Foods via Prime Now is available daily from 8 a.m.to 10 p.m. However, the service was only available in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach during its pilot month before reaching more cities over the last few months.

Amazon announced on Tuesday that Prime members in select metros, including Boston, can now receive free, two-hour deliveries on select purchases over $35. "Today's announcement is another way that we are continuing to expand access to our high-quality products and locally-sourced favorites".

Starting Wednesday (June 13), the University Place store at 3515 Bridgeport Way W. will join others statewide in offering Amazon Prime member savings.

Those who live in the Boston area, subscribe to Amazon Prime and purchase from Whole Foods are in luck. Though not now available in MA, the e-commerce giant offers members discounts on products ranging from nectarines to yellowfin tuna steaks at Whole Foods stores in 23 states.