New Orleans has been added to the list of cities where Amazon Prime members can get Whole Foods Market groceries delivered to their doorstep.
Starting Wednesday (Sept. 12), Prime members in the New Orleans area can shop for Whole Foods groceries through Amazon’s Prime Now website and get their orders delivered to their home on the same day, according to a news release. Other cities added include Las Vegas, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Tucson, Charlotte and Raleigh.
While the release included New Orleans on the list of cities where grocery deliveries are launching, it did not specify whether the service would extend to the entire metro area. There are two Whole Foods stores in New Orleans as well as a store in Metairie and a store in Mandeville.
A spokesman did not immediately return a request for a list of eligible ZIP codes, though a search through Prime Now found the service extended to all of New Orleans, much of the east bank of Jefferson Parish as well as parts of the West Bank and St. Bernard Parish. The North Shore did not appear to be included.
Customers will be able to search whether their ZIP code is eligible for grocery delivery starting Wednesday morning.
The delivery service covers a range of items, including fresh produce, meat and seafood. Grocery delivery will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and, depending on the order, items can be at your door “in as little as an hour,” according to the release.
Amazon, which purchased Whole Foods in a $13.4 billion deal in 2017, launched grocery deliveries in select cities earlier this year and has since expanded the service to 38 metros nationwide. In addition, Amazon and Whole Foods have introduced grocery pickup and special perks for Prime members, who pay $12.99 for a range of benefits, including expedited shipping on Amazon orders.
The grocery benefits, which include an additional 10 percent off sale items and deep discounts on select popular items, launched at Whole Foods Market stores across Louisiana in May.
Those who shop via Prime Now will be able to browse and have delivered thousands of grocery items, including fresh and organic produce, bakery items, dairy, meat and seafood, floral bouquets and everyday staples, the release said.
One item not yet available for delivery in New Orleans? Alcohol. At least not yet. Select alcohol deliveries are currently only available in New York City, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Raleigh and Seattle, the release said.
Customers can find out whether they are in a delivery zone by searching their ZIP code on the Prime Now website. Those who have Amazon’s Alexa device in their home can ask “Alexa, shop Whole Foods” to see if delivery is available. Alexa can also be used to shop for groceries and place an order for delivery or pickup.
In addition to adding new cities, Amazon and Whole Foods Market said grocery delivery will be expanded to new neighborhoods in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas-Fort Worth. The companies plan to continue expanding delivery availability through 2018.