I have a love + hate relationship with Amazon. I mostly love them, even though occasionally they do really stupid things. Anyway, I got an e-mail from them reminding me that they actually have groceries for sale. I was like… “what?”
In my mind I was imagining one of those old failed grocery services where they’ll bring stuff right to you. Milk, eggs, whatever! Well, they don’t seem to have that stuff… but they DO have just about everything else.
According to their description of Grocery beta (don’t know why it’s a freaking image):
- We offer more than 45,000 non-perishable grocery items–and our selection is growing every day
- We can ship many products for free, via Super Saver Shipping, Amazon Prime, or free standard shipping
- We have great everyday prices plus Sales & Special Offers on your favorite brands
- We make it exceptionally easy to find products you buy routinely, or to discover new items we think you’ll like
So, whatever you order you can get shipped for FREE (especially if you are a PRIME member like me), plus remember that you don’t pay any sales tax on Amazon stuff…
They also have a nice grocery list function.
…we’re highlighting a feature we call Your Shopping List, which you’ll find under the “Your Lists” link on the top of every page. Your Shopping List makes it easier to locate and keep track of items you purchase routinely–products such as coffee and tea, cereal, paper towels, and cookies.
And if you have items you routinely order, they can automate the process:
Our Subscribe & Save program offers an extra 15% off and free shipping on items you routinely use and keeps them coming every one, two, three, or six months.
One of the important things for me is that we’re always looking for Gluten-free foods at the grocery store. But they are very rare. Imagine my surprise when I found that Amazon has a whole freakin Gluten Free Section! And for health nuts like Terry G. they have a whole Natural and Organic Section.
So anyway, I recommend you guys give it a try. I know I’m doing it now…
Oh, and by the way… also have a Blog called Amazon Al Dente’s Blog, which you Foodies out there might find interesting enough to subscribe to. I did.