Amazon drive-up grocery to join Ballard
While rumors have run rampant for months to what could possibly be taking over the old Louie's Chinese Cuisine space, it looks like we may finally have an answer... Amazon! According to several sources, including Geekwire and The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will be debuting a new concept, drive-up grocery pick up. According to planning documents this is how it will work
When placing an online order, customers will schedule a specific 15-minute to two-hour pick up window. Peak time slots will sell out, which will help manage traffic flow within the customer parking adjacent to the building. When picking up purchased items, customers can either drive into a designated parking area with eight parking stalls where the purchased items will be delivered to their cars or they can walk into the retail area to pick up their items. Customers will also be able to walk into the retail room to place orders on a tablet. Walk in customers will have their products delivered to them in the retail room.
I'll be the first to admit that I love the convenience of Amazon Fresh and will look forward to testing out this new service once they are up and running.