I miss Webvan. My wife and I really had a hard time coping when they pulled out of Atlanta back around 2000 but after five years of therapy we’re ready to move on. That is until Amazon opened a grocery store!
Of course Amazon’s Grocery Store is very different from Webvan’s… for one Amazon already has the distribution systems in place. Also, Amazon sells non-perishable items so they don’t need refrigerated trucks (oh those beautful brown trucks with the Webvan logo… uh no, I’m slipping). Also, it seems Amazon is selling bulk items or Costco sized items — like the tub ‘o Special K.
As an Amazon customer, you expect to find an unparalleled combination of selection and value, no matter what type of product you seek. That’s exactly the premise we started with in building Amazon Grocery. To that foundation, we added features that would create a new kind of shopping experience, one where it’s easy to keep track of the groceries you want and easy to discover new favorites, and then have them delivered to your door free via Super Saver Shipping or Amazon Prime.
At Amazon Grocery, you’ll find longtime staples, from Kellogg’s to Jiffy Pop. You’ll find new entries, such as Kashi cereals and Kraft Easy Mac microwavable snack packets. And when we carry a brand, we’ll try to carry every flavor available: not just the most popular flavors of Jell-O, but all flavors, from apricot to wild strawberry and the 70 flavors in-between. We’re also making regional favorites like Andy Capp Hot Fries available nationwide, and making hard-to-find specialties like Zico Pure Coconut Water a standard part of our mix.
We also have an extensive selection of natural and organic products. If you haven’t heard of Immaculate Baking Company or Bear Naked, let us be the first to introduce you to these earth-friendly brands and their fantastic products.
Our goal at Amazon Grocery is to make sure you find the products you want, available at a competitive price, shipped free via Super Saver Shipping or Amazon Prime. To do this, we’re working with our manufacturers on ways to keep per-unit costs low. For example, items you purchase might come in larger packs than you see at a traditional grocery store, and we might ship a product in a manufacturer’s original case.
Because we only carry products when we can offer great prices and free shipping, we don’t carry everything (yet!). For example, we don’t currently offer perishable items such as milk, fresh meat, or peaches, because we can’t ship these for free. But, we work on improving our selection every day, so check back often to see what we’ve added.
A New Way to Shop
Along with this new category of products, 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. You can order one or all of the products directly from your list, and you can add and delete items with the click of a button.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)