Whole Foods customers have voted with their wallets when it comes to the chain’s new $9.95 delivery fee. Orders have plummeted in the wake of the eye-popping charge, The Post has learned.
The Amazon-owned grocer — for years dubbed “Whole Paycheck” because of its high prices — used to offer free delivery to Amazon Prime customers, but the newly tacked-on fee has led some customers to schlep their groceries themselves — and delivery orders have declined sharply, Whole Foods employees at the Columbus Circle location told The Post.
One employee said the number of deliveries per hour at the New York City flagship store had plummeted to 40 from 185 since the fee was introduced on Oct. 25.
A Whole Foods spokesman, Brian McGuigan, said those numbers were “grossly inaccurate,” but he wouldn’t give specific information on the number of deliveries per hour or say whether deliveries were affected by the new fee.