An Elk Grove Amazon Fresh store is in the early planning stages.

Mega retailer Amazon is moving forward with plans to open a grocery store in Elk Grove after filing some paperwork, including an alcohol license to both sell and offer tastings. The store will be located along Elk Grove Boulevard among The Ridge, an up-and-coming retail mall that includes Costco, Olive Garden, Crumbl Cookies and other shopping and dining businesses that are gaining popularity.

Elk Grove’s 42,000 square-foot grocery store and another one that’s in works up in the Roseville area will be the first two Amazon Fresh stores in the region.

The grocery store delivers what Amazon customers have come to expect: a great customer service experience. So, when shoppers turn to Amazon for their grocery needs, they will conveniently enjoy the benefits of having an online shopping platform and a physical location. In late 2020, Amazon Fresh opened its first store in Woodland Hills. Nine other California stores followed, mostly in Southern California.

Customers will continue to see competitive prices on some of their favorite brands, much like they do now when they shop for everyday goods and other items on Amazon. When they shop at Amazon Fresh, customers can opt for same-day delivery or pickup.

What will you find at Amazon Fresh?

A wide selection of both national and local brands is available at these stores. Foods include produce, meat, seafood and other staples.

Hot-and-ready and freshly prepared cuisine will also be on available.

What’s the shopping experience like?

Yes, you can skip the checkout line. Using the Amazon Dash Cart, shoppers can use the QR code within the app and begin shopping. The cart will know what’s in and out of your cart and charge you accordingly. Dash Cart uses a hybrid computer vision algorithm and sensors to identify items within the cart. This lets customers quickly pay and get in and out.

Amazon also makes it easy to shop with Amazon One, which connects with the shopper’s Amazon account and lets them skip the lines and scanning. Or customers can go with the old-school method of traditional checkout.

You can also save some time by using your Alexa Shopping List to seamlessly place an order. The Amazon app and Alexa will help you find items and assist with other questions related to a complete grocery shopping experience.

Are there any other perks?

Customers will find weekly deals in their inbox, kind of like a mini–Amazon Treasure Truck deal. They can also earn 5% back when using Amazon Prime credit. And remember that same-day deliver is free with your Prime Membership. Double check the region eligibility to see if your shopping order qualifies for this benefit.

Elk Grove continue to bring innovative businesses like this to the area. It is yet another reason why so many like to call it home. If you are interested in Elk Grove real estate, contact us today!



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