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Amazon Acquires Whole Foods

What does this mean for your business?

Amazon announced last week that it is buying the American organic grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. This purchase shows the online retail giant moving into the field of traditional brick-and-mortal stores by expanding their existing grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh. They also are expected to improve their “click and collect” shopping model, in which customers can buy groceries online and pick them up in person.

It’s important to consider how Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods will affect your business. Food producers and distributors should plan for more intense and complex order and invoice document exchange. These improvements, while incremental, need to begin in 2018. Therefore, it’s a good idea to begin planning now.

In order to for document exchange with Amazon to be profitable, it must be:

  • Effective
  • Reliable
  • Fast
  • Secure
  • Economical

To ensure that your document exchange meets these criteria, you might need help along the way. This is where Data Communication Solutions (DCS) comes in. Our B2B integration services will help your business run at its highest potential. Contact us today to set up a no-cost assessment to determine the best course of action for your organization’s needs.