A same-day delivery partnership with Latino grocer Cardenas Markets could be a sign that Amazon is reviving its third-party online grocery delivery service.
Ontario, Calif.-based Cardenas yesterday made its two-hour delivery service through Amazon available in stores in Indio, Pomona, Marieta, and Pittsburgh, Calif., and plans to roll out the service to more stores next year. said it was a plan. .
To take advantage of this service, Cardenas customers who are Amazon Prime members and live in areas where same day delivery is offered, using the grocery store at Amazon.com/cardenas or the Shopping app at Amazon.com. can shop online. Cardenas employees pick and pack orders at designated stores, and Amazon uses Amazon Flex drivers to deliver the groceries to customers.
Cardenas and Amazon are supporting the launch with a promotion for new customers to get 15% off a $50 purchase.
Cardenas chief marketing officer Adam Salgado said, “This new service with Amazon demonstrates Cardenas Markets’ strong e-commerce efforts, and in the coming months, the service will expand to other geographic locations. It will be available in more locations across our footprint: “We are always looking for ways to make the Cardenas Market shopping experience even more convenient and accessible for our customers.”
Overall, Cardenas operates under the banner of Cardenas Markets (51 locations), Los Altos Ranch Markets (7 locations), Rio Ranch Markets (5 locations), and Cardenas Ranch Markets (1 location) in California, Nevada, and Arizona. operates 65 stores.
Cardenas said the two-hour Amazon delivery service has a flat rate, but did not disclose the price. An Amazon spokesperson said the company works with each shipping partner to determine the fees for operating and fulfilling deliveries.
Amazon is Cardenas’ fifth on-demand delivery partner. The grocery store said in March that it had expanded Uber Eats delivery to all of its stores. Last October, Cardenas announced the launch of his DoorDash delivery in all of its stores. This comes a month after the chain announced it would partner with Target Corp.’s Shipt to offer same-day delivery service at all of its stores. The retailer is also offering his Instacart shipping starting December 2020.
The launch of deliveries by Cardenas marks Amazon’s first U.S. grocery partner’s delivery service since the Seattle-based company integrated its Prime Now program into Amazon.com in 2021, according to an Amazon spokesperson. represents.
“To date, depending on where our customers are located, we have offered delivery from various third-party retailers that we have partnered with for over five years, including Bristol Farms, Bartell Drugs and Pet Food Express. A spokesperson said in an email:
Additional shipping partnerships with retailers are coming soon. “Today, we have no details to share about our future plans, but we look forward to working with more retailers to continue expanding our third-party shipping efforts,” the spokesperson said.
In May 2021, Amazon announced plans to end its seven-year-old Prime Now same-day delivery program and integrate its services, including online grocery delivery and pickup, into its mainline website and mobile app. Improve your online shopping experience.
Prime Now launched in December 2014, offering one-hour delivery of tens of thousands of grocery, grocery and non-food items to Amazon Prime members through the Prime Now mobile app. The service also expanded to groceries from Whole Foods, which was acquired by Amazon in August 2017, and began in February 2018, with steady expansion to more stores in the chain over the next year or so, starting at $35 and up. your order.
Then, in late October 2019, Amazon Fresh fresh food delivery became a free service under Prime’s Customer Rewards program. With this move, Amazon essentially made same-day delivery of online groceries free for Prime members on orders over $35. Amazon’s Prime Now and Prime Pantry programs offered free shipping to members with this minimum order.