While It's Not Using Drones Yet, Amazon's Grocery Delivery Service Is Expanding

Chris CrumeCommerce & Retail

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Update: AmazonFresh has now officially launched in San Francisco. You can browse here.

It looks like AmazonFresh, Amazon's grocery delivery service, is expanding into its third city - San Francisco.

The service initially launched in Seattle a few years ago, but expanded into the Los Angeles area earlier this year. Soon, San Francisco residents will be able to order groceries online, and have them delivered to their home right from the Internet retail giant.

And no, these groceries will not be delivered by drones. At least not yet.

All Things D is reporting that a launch may come next week, and that AmazonFresh trucks have already been spotted in the area. As further confirmation, a job posting in October indicated a coming Bay Area launch for the service.

AmazonFresh provides Amazon Prime members with free same-day and early morning delivery on orders over $35 of more than 500,000 Amazon items, including fresh grocery and local products (including from restaurants).

Rival Google Shopping Express is already available in San Francisco:

And its best-sellers are simple grocery items:


We imagine that drones, robots and self-driving cars will eventually be doing a lot of the delivery for both services if everything goes according to plan.

Images: Amazon, Google

Chris Crum
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