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New delivery order at Whole Foods? Get in line

By Dan Ochwat - 04/14/2020

 

Hoping to slow some of the demand that’s been foisted upon its delivery service, Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods will be limiting the number of new customers to use its service. New users can go to the sites and put in a request to use the services and then will be notified when allowed to join.

For members of Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods looking to order delivery or pickup, those customers select virtual spots in line to then complete an order, and it’s done on a first-come, first-served basis. Amazon said it would be giving new customers the greenlight weekly. In all, during the coronavirus pandemic, Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh have seen a more than 60% increase in order capacity.

Additionally, to help ease the burden of the coronavirus pandemic on operations, Amazon announced it would be hiring 75,000 more workers. The retailer already picked up 100,000 new employees in mid-March.

Amazon also said it would be creating a dedicated team to open a coronavirus testing site for its employees to use.

Read more on both the new delivery policy and testing site here at sister publication RIS.