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How Amazon’s Takeover of Whole Foods Will Change The Way You Manage Your Community (and how we can help!)

By October 29, 2018 No Comments

With the news that Amazon officially owns Whole Foods, you might be wondering how, if at all, this will affect your condo community and daily operations.

While there are many reasons speculators believe that Amazon went after this upscale grocery giant, from data collection to product offerings, one of the biggest benefits will be to the end consumer: that of lower costing foods conveniently delivered to your door.

Amazon has already announced that Whole Foods customers would immediately see “lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across stores” as soon as the merger is complete.

But what does that mean for your building?

With residents ordering their groceries from Amazon, you can expect your front desk to become a lot busier! To avoid front desk congestion and keep residents happy, use the Automated Package Tracking feature from Concierge Plus.

It’s easy-to-use and will instantly transform your manual process into an efficient, digital system. Our customers love how it keeps them organized, efficient, and paperless!

Next, notify residents with automated emails and an easy tracking process. Concierge Plus offers hardware integration to automate package deliveries with a barcode scanner and a digital signature pad. Everything is recorded and kept for future reference, right at your fingertips.

Did you know?

Residents can even select to be notified that a package has arrived by text message (SMS) or by an automated phone call—no hardware required.

Lastly, the Amazon takeover of Whole Foods (and the increase in food delivery companies in general) will have you relying on the Concierge Plus Permission-to-Enter feature as a lot of residents will be requesting that perishable goods be dropped off in their units.

How it works:

Concierge Plus has the industry’s easiest and most cost-effective system for managing entry instructions for your community. Both residents and staff can manage entry instructions on a per suite/unit basis and permission-based access keeps the control at your fingertips.

Interested in learning more? Set up a free demo today!

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