I'm going to be honest with you...I hate grocery shopping...especially with our nasty Minnesota winters. I never did grocery delivery because I was never one to pay for that service fee but it seems for Prime Members like myself, that is changing. Amazon is eliminating its fee for grocery delivery in the United States! Before today, Amazon charged Prime members a $14.99 monthly subscription fee for its Amazon Fresh online grocery delivery service. Two-hour Whole Foods deliveries were free for many Prime customers through Amazon's Prime Now delivery app.
According to CNN.com, Starting Tuesday, grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh is free for Prime members who have previously used the grocery-delivery service. Amazon is rolling out the new, free service in phases: Prime members who haven't yet ordered groceries can request an invitation. Amazon didn't say when it will start taking on new grocery-delivery customers. The delivery minimum for the Amazon Fresh service is $50 in New York City and $35 in a majority of the other 2,000 regions the service is available in. Still not a bad deal if you ask me.
The company said in a press release that grocery delivery is one of its "fastest growing businesses." Amazon maintains several grocery shopping options, including Prime Now delivery, Whole Foods, and 20 Amazon Go stores. It is also developing a new chain of grocery stores