Houston, TX people! Here comes the great services from the giant e-commerce company, Amazon, and you will soon be able to purchase your fresh grocery right in the comfort of your home, sit back and wait for their safe and timely delivery at your doorstep.
Jeff Bezos is seriously determined to grow Amazon and be the leading online retail store, and this can be seen in the recent offer that his company made to buyout Whole Foods Market, an Austin-based grocery company. The offer of that buyout is believed to be US$14 billion. The acquisition will help Amazon’s plans to boost their logistical activities and operations.
The Massive Warehouses
Amazon’s news website on Thursday posted that the new grocery arm, AmazonFresh will occupy a warehouse of over 100,000 square feet, which is located at Fallbrook Pines Business Park that is in northwest Houston.
Amazon is believed to also be in preparation for expanding its space in Houston, where it will build two units of 1 million-square-feet of warehouses. These units will be the initial space that Amazon will have acquired in Houston to house its retailer grocery products. They will be located in Humble and Katy, and that is an assurance that Amazon will be able to serve its new grocery customers in this region, with the million items and products that will be on offer.
The online customers in southeast Texas will therefore be able to order a huge variety of products to be delivered to their homes within two days.
The Existing Whole Foods Market Units
The retail giant is looking at taking advantage of the wide coverage that Whole Foods had via its 466 stores it has all over the nation. The plan will become reality once the purchase is complete. That will be a great and positive change from the mid-size center for sorting its orders it has in Houston area.
The small warehouse is used to enable satisfactory services to AmazonFresh Prime Now customers. The “last mile” warehouse will certainly be dwarfed by the massive one that Amazon is constructing in Houston area.
Amazon is known for its transformation of retail services from the usual brick – and –mortar store to now popular online deliver services. Storefront services in Houston will soon be a bygone case when Amazon acquires most of the existing stores to use them as its warehouses, to facilitate its timely door – to – door delivery of its services.