The deli department, and grocery as a whole, has come far in the world of online shopping, but few so far as Amazon.
Once known more for book delivery than grocery and additional goods, the e-tailer has since expanded and continues to expand its portfolio within our industry. Now, Amazon is evolving further by ramping up its personnel while its affiliates implement increased safety protocols and resources.
According to Amazon's COVID-19 Blog, the company announced it is planning on hiring 75,000 more team members in order to fill the surging need for delivery and warehouse stocking.
Amazon will also launch a new feature that will allow customers to secure time to shop, giving delivery customers a virtual “place in line” and allowing it to distribute delivery windows on a first-come, first-served basis. This latest move should be seen in the coming weeks.
The e-tailer listed several new ways, in addition to the above announcements, it’s getting groceries to shoppers during the COVID-19 crisis, including:
Amazon noted it has hired more than 100,000 people since March 16, including for grocery delivery. As more news in this and other spaces of our industry come to light, keep an eye out for Deli Market News.