Amazon and humanity seem to have a love-hate relationship, especially when it comes to Amazon Whole Foods. The Amazon Whole Foods service allows people to order fresh produce and goodies from their local Whole Foods, and get it shipped directly to their door. As a Prime member, I can attest to using Amazon for just about everything these days despite my initial resistance to jump on the bandwagon.
Moving from a traditional grocery store to Whole Foods is kind of a leap. I get it. I’ve been there, but I made the switch. If you’ve been debating joining the Amazon bandwagon in terms of grocery shopping, let me enlighten you: it’ll be a life-changer. Here’s why I’ve started to make the switch, and why I personally encourage others to do the same…
Understanding Amazon Whole Foods
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods seemed insane a couple of years ago, but turned out to be one of the most revolutionary concepts to date. They started to blend the world between real-life and online ordering in a field that once was unheard of. With Amazon Whole Foods, you can order your groceries on the Amazon site from your phone and have them delivered to your door. You can even schedule them!
The convenience alone is a big factor on why I love ordering Whole Foods online, but it’s not the only reason I enjoy it. Here’s some of the bigger reasons why I’m a happy convert…
It’s cheaper than Instacart (and more honest,too).
Amazon Whole Foods might have a rep for being pricey, but it’s not really that expensive compared to other similar services like Instacart. With Instacart, the delivery fees can be a high percentage, and that’s not even the worst issue. Instacart openly admits to jacking up prices of groceries in order to make a profit. On top of the high prices, you also have to pay a tip that may or may not go to the driver. How messed up is that?
With Whole Foods, the price you see online is the same price you’d pay at the store. You get your stuff delivered for a flat fee. Bada bing, bada boom. I appreciate that honesty, don’t you?
You can also enjoy your Prime discounts and weekly deals too.
If you’re like me, you forget about Prime, coupons, or sales the moment your foot steps into a Whole Foods. This can eat into your wallet. Going on Amazon Whole Foods is a good way to browse items on sale, navigate through available deals, and even plan your meals ahead. It’s cool like that.
There’s also the fact that it saves a lot of time.
I might seem like a relaxed person, but the truth is that I am extremely busy. I know I’m not alone in this one. Being able to order your groceries while you’re on a commuting bus helps reduce the amount of work you have to deal with when you get home and eliminates the need to make a stop at your local grocery store. If you’re concerned about time, that makes this a winner.
Oh, and if you are okay with making a quick trip, that’s fine too. Amazon lets you pick up your pre-picked order from lockers because they’re cool like that.
The quality is pretty awesome.
While there are a lot of people who might disagree with me, I will be blunt. I believe Whole Foods sets a uniquely high standard when it comes to their foods. When you’re ordering fresh foods from their vegetable aisles or seafood, you can literally taste the difference. As a stickler for quality, that means a lot to me.
There’s also the fact that Amazon Whole Foods makes a point of stocking exotic items that you can also get delivered. I’m sorry to say, but most other stores won’t have exotic mushrooms, dragonfruit, or a good selection of truffle-infused products. As someone who yearns for the new and unique, that’s a major draw. Until more mainstream grocery stores start stocking up on products and produce from around the world, Whole Foods will always have my business.
They also have a fairly good selection of household goods, too.
Since COVID-19 struck, Whole Foods has managed to hold me over in a lot of departments that would usually get me going to specialty stores. They carry incense, organic cleaning products, yoga goodies, scented candles, and bath bombs, too. Most of these items can be ordered as part of your online package. That alone makes it a godsend for people like me who, you know, need bath bombs so they don’t lose it.
Finally, you should try it because it’s going to be the way things will be in the future.
If there’s one thing that will always remain constant, it’s change. The days where people would always have to schlep over to the grocery store are gone. There’s an easier way to do it, and it’s called Amazon Whole Foods. It’s going to be the new way to make things happen, so why not start using it now? Your wallet and your sanity will thank you.