Amazon devices now available at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores

Customers can now try and buy the latest Amazon devices at select Whole Foods Market locations

AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – As the gift-giving season approaches, Whole Foods Market and Amazon today announced that customers can now shop for Amazon devices such as the all-new Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and more at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores. In addition, Amazon Pop-Up stores will open at Whole Foods Market stores in Chicago, Illinois and Rochester Hills, Michigan on Nov. 13; Davie, Florida and Pasadena, California on Nov. 14; and the new Union Station store in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 15. Just in time for holiday shopping and entertaining, Whole Foods Market customers will be able to try out Amazon devices and learn about services like Prime and unique content on Prime Video at the staffed Amazon Pop-Up stores.

In addition to getting to know Alexa and test-driving some of Amazon’s best-selling devices, ‘tis the season for Whole Foods Market customers to get a head start on their holiday gifting by taking advantage of upcoming Black Friday deals. Starting the week leading up to Black Friday, Amazon is offering a variety of deals including $20 off the Echo Dot, $20 off the all-new Amazon Echo, $30 off the new Echo Plus, $30 off Kindle Paperwhite, $20 off the new Amazon Cloud Cam, $20 off Fire 7 tablet and $30 off Fire HD 8 tablet.

In addition to playing your favorite holiday tunes, Alexa can also help make your holiday cooking and shopping a little easier:

Alexa, what are you thankful for?

Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving recipe.

Alexa, add Whole Foods Market chocolate truffles to my Thanksgiving list.

Alexa, how long does it take to cook a 10 lb turkey?

Alexa, set a pecan pie timer for 30 minutes.

Alexa, add wrapping paper to my shopping list.

Alexa, play the “Thanksgiving with the Family” playlist on Amazon Music.

Or, ask Alexa to tell you a Thanksgiving joke.

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market closed in August 2017 and these collaborative programs are another step forward in the integration between the companies. Whole Foods Market and Amazon will together continue innovating to provide customers with a great shopping experience, in-store offerings, and lower prices.

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Amazon sets record Thanksgiving weekend sales for Amazon devices

Amazon Fire TV is the #1 streaming media player in the US across all retailers—sales on Amazon this weekend up more than 6x year over year

  • Millions of 7” Fire tablets sold since launch—Fire tablet sales this holiday shopping weekend up more than 3x year over year
  • Echo was #1 best seller across all $100+ products available on Amazon.com this Black Friday

SEATTLE, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that this holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Amazon devices:

  • The top-selling products across all of the products available on Amazon.com this Black Friday were Amazon devices—#1 was Fire, #2 was Fire TV Stick.
  • Amazon Fire TV sales are up more than 6x year over year this holiday shopping weekend. From July through October (the last month for which there is data) Fire TV has been the #1 streaming media player in the US, across all retailers.
  • On its first Black Friday, Amazon Echo was the #1 best seller across all $100+ products on Amazon.com.
  • The new $49.99 Fire tablet is the fastest-selling Amazon tablet ever, with millions sold since launch—Amazon tablet sales this weekend are up more than 3x year over year.
  • The Kindle e-reader business continues to grow—customers bought hundreds of thousands of Kindle e-readers this weekend.

“We’re excited that millions of customers will be opening new Amazon devices this holiday season. This has already been the biggest holiday shopping season for Amazon devices, and we’re energized by the year over year growth for all of our product categories,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “With a sub-$50 price point for one or $250 for a six-pack, we’ve reached a tipping point with Fire—it is our fastest-selling tablet ever. We’ve already built millions—and we’re ramping up production to build millions more.”

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Amazon devices:

  • “Amazon has updated its Fire TV Stick just in time for the holidays, adding a few welcome features to the already excellent media streamer…It easily earns our Editors’ Choice for budget media streamers.” – PC Magazine
  • “Fire TV is the best all-around streaming box from the three major digital lifestyle platform providers.” – BetaNews
  • “Amazon’s $50 Fire is the Paperback of Entertainment.” – WSJ
  • “For $50, it’s simply the best value tablet you can buy right now.” – Engadget
  • “The Echo may be the closest thing we’ll have to a Star Trek computer at home.” – CNET
  • “With Amazon Echo, it was love at first sight.” – Re/code
  • “If Dickens were alive in 2015, I’d have urged him to buy Amazon’s new $120 Kindle Paperwhite. … [Paperwhite] now has a higher resolution screen, a new easy-on-the-eyes font and new formatting options, making it the closest digital reading device to a real book.” – WSJ
  • “No e-reader has challenged my page-bound allegiance like this new Kindle Paperwhite…” – Gizmodo

Here’s what customers are saying:

  • “The best money I’ve ever spent on Amazon – hands down. This device has exceeded my expectations so far, and it’s still growing every week!” – P. Buchanan about Echo
  • “The Amazon Echo has immediately become part of our family. The voice recognition is excellent, the sound quality is better than I would have expected and the traffic/weather/timer/alarm functionality is very useful.” – Kamus about Echo
  • “Amazon managed to improve on an almost perfect product :)” – A. Mills about Kindle Paperwhite
  • “Absolutely a wonderful reader.” – DTodd about Kindle Paperwhite
  • “Must have device, especially for Amazon Prime members.” – Q. Moore about Fire TV Stick
  • “Bottom line, I’m really ecstatic with my Fire TV box so far.” – C. Martin Jr about Amazon Fire TV
  • “I think this an amazing device for $50 and couldn’t recommend it any higher.” – Heart Dad about Fire
  • “Five Stars. My first tablet is giving me a good intro to the world of tablets.” – Amazon customer about Fire

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