What is Amazon Pantry?
- Amazon Pantry is open to Prime members who pay an annual fee of £79.
- Items include food and drink, household supplies, baby, child and pet care.
- Members can fill up a 20kg Amazon Pantry box for one-day £2.99 delivery.
Amazon Pantry is a Prime-exclusive service, offering Prime members low-priced groceries and household products in everyday package sizes.
You can fill a virtual box of items from the Amazon Pantry store and have them conveniently delivered to your doorstep for a delivery fee of £2.99 for the first box.
…And 99p for each additional box in the same order.
HOW AMAZON PANTRY WORKS?
Amazon Pantry offers Prime members, who pay an annual fee of £79 ($120), the choice of more than 4,000 everyday essentials. These including food and drink, household supplies, baby, child and pet care, and beauty.
- Add the first Amazon Pantry product to the basket to start the Amazon Pantry box.
- Keep adding the products to the Amazon Pantry 44lbs (20kg) box until it’s full.
- As people shop, Amazon will continuously show them how much space they have left.
- Amazon will then deliver the Pantry box the next day for a flat fee of £2.99 for the first Amazon Pantry Box and 99p for each additional box in the same order.
- The Amazon Pantry service is already available in the United States, Germany and Japan.
- In the UK, Amazon has stepped up the pressure on Britain’s supermarkets with the launch of a grocery service exclusively for Amazon Prime members.
- The service offers Prime members, who pay an annual fee of £79 ($120), the choice of more than 4,000 ‘everyday essentials, in everyday sizes’.
- These include major brands of food and drink, household supplies, baby, child and pet care, health and beauty.
So you should use Amazon Pantry because…
Members can fill up as much of a 44lbs (20kg) Amazon Pantry box as they wish for one-day delivery. It’s a £2.99 fee for the first box and 99p for each additional box in the same order.
The move is the retail giant’s most ambitious foray into Britain’s growing online grocery market but it stops short of replicating its US Amazon Fresh service which offers 20,000 chilled, frozen and perishable products and items from local shops.
Retail analysts have speculated the US company is gearing up for a launch of Amazon Fresh in Britain next year.
Amazon Pantry has been designed to take the heavy lifting out of replenishing the often bulky basics and store cupboard essentials that people need every day.
- The Amazon Pantry is already available in the United States, Germany and Japan.
- All of Britain’s big four supermarkets – Tesco, Wal-Mart’s Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – have seen sales and profits hit as they cut prices to stem the flow of shoppers to German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
- All of the so-called big four have online grocery offers, with Morrisons the last to enter the market through a tie-up with Ocado.
- Online groceries is one of the few channels to market that is growing, though its profitability is questionable.
- According to industry research group IGD the UK online grocery market will nearly double to £17.2 billion in the five years to 2020.
- In the UK, Amazon has offered a selection of food and drink items to UK customers since 2010, when it launched its Grocery Store.
- They also added a small range of chilled and frozen items to its Prime Now service which offers one-hour delivery to customers in eligible postcodes in London and Birmingham.