Amazon Unveils 'Prime Pantry,' A New Grocery Service For Prime Members

Chris CrumeCommerce & Retail

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In December, we heard that Amazon was working on a new offering called "Pantry," which would offer Amazon Prime members about 2,000 grocery products (at first).

Now, the company has revealed the offering under the specific brand name "Amazon Prime Pantry," and it is indeed a new way to order groceries from the online retail giant.

Here's Amazon's official description:

Prime Pantry is a new shopping experience on Prime members can shop popular household essentials and have them conveniently delivered.

Adding your first Prime Pantry item to Cart starts a Prime Pantry box. As you shop, you see that each Pantry item tells you what percentage of a Pantry box it fills based on its size and weight. Pantry boxes are large and can hold up to 45 pounds or four cubic feet of household products. As you check items off your list, we continuously track and show you how full your box is.

You can buy as much or as little as you want for a flat $5.99 delivery fee per Prime Pantry box. Save gas, save money, save time.

You can buy food, packaged foods, cookie supplies, beverages, personal care products (like bath/beauty), household supplies (like cleaning products and paper products), and pet supplies. You know, groceries.

This is not to be confused with Amazon's same-day grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh, though as that expands, a merger between the two offerings doesn't seem out of the question.

You can browse the Prime Pantry store here.

Maybe one day you can have a drone bring you a roll of toilet paper when you realize that you're out. The company is already working on its 7th and 8th-generation Prime Air models.

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Chris Crum
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