Amazon shares closed higher in the US Wednesday, soon after the global tech giant announced that Whole Foods customers can make an online order and collect it just 30 mutes later. Jeff Bezos business is also hiring over 200 new staff on a full-time, work-from-home basis.
Amazon shares ended the US Thursday trading session 1.29% higher at $1,886.52. The stock is a little lower in out of hours activity.
Amazon announces new Whole Foods delivery option
Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new delivery option for its Whole Foods customers. It’s now possible for shoppers to order their groceries on their Prime Now app and collect them just 30 minutes later from a designated store.
But that’s not all. They don’t even need to leave their vehicle. They just park up in a specific area of their chosen Whole Foods store car park and an employee will bring the groceries and load them into the customer’s car.
“Pickup from Whole Foods Market is a perfect option for customers who want to grab healthy and organic groceries at their convenience, all without leaving their car,” said Stephenie Landry, Worldwide Vice President of Prime Now, AmazonFresh and Amazon Restaurants.
“A customer can order at 5pm, pick up at 530pm and we’ll have their groceries loaded into their car just minutes after arrival. For an even faster experience, customers can tell us they are on their way using the Prime Now app and groceries will be ready as they arrive,” Landry added.
Amazon work-from-home opportunities
Faster Whole Foods order options aren’t the only improvement in convenience the global behemoth is making. Amazon is also advertising for a number of new staff on a full-time, permanent, work-from-home basis.
The site is currently advertising almost 250 work-from home, virtual jobs, most of which are full-time positions. The roles are based globally and shows that Amazon is willing to build its workforce in a way that can attract an even wider variety of applicants.