Rushing to get the kids to school, working all day at the office, shuffling kids to after school activities, and running errands is just a snapshot of what a normal day looks like for you. If you struggle to find time to grocery shop you aren’t alone! Most families battle with the desire to eat healthy but yet lack the time to effectively grocery shop. Online grocery shopping has picked up steam in recent years because of its convenience. Popular online grocery shopping is offered by popular grocery chains such as Publix, Kroger, and Walmart. In 2007, Amazon jumped on this train as well and launched Amazon Fresh. This is your complete guide to everything you need to know about how Amazon Fresh works.
What Locations Does Amazon Fresh Service?
Amazon Fresh is available to residents in select cities including:
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Washington D.C.
The above cities were the original cities serviced by Amazon Fresh at the beginning of its launch in 2007. Since its launch, Amazon Fresh has expanded its service area to include:
What Can You Purchase From Amazon Fresh?
If you can buy at a grocery store, you can purchase it from Amazon Fresh. Fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, frozen foods, and canned foods are just a few of the items Amazon Fresh offers to consumers. You can also purchase organic foods, non-alcoholic beverages, household items, and personal care items as well.
One of the biggest reservations shoppers have in regards to online shopping is will fresh fruits and vegetables actually be fresh? The answer is yes! Amazon Fresh works with producers to ensure the freshest produce, dairy, and meats available!
Amazon Fresh Delivery Options
The company has three different delivery options to best serve consumers. (Note: not all delivery services are available in every area). Delivery options are free for orders over 50 dollars and in some areas orders over 35 dollars. If your order does not qualify for free shipping, a delivery fee of $9.99 will be applied at checkout. For added convenience, consumers can choose from same-day delivery or pick a date and time in the future that works with your schedule.
Amazon Fresh’s attended delivery means during the one-hour time slot of your choice, someone must be available to take your order. Your order can be left with a doorman or security guard if you wish. If you choose this option it is important to note that you must make arrangements to ensure your perishable food items such as milk do not spoil. You will have the option at checkout to leave instructions for delivery.
If you choose doorstep delivery, pick a 2-3 hour time slot and Amazon Fresh will leave your grocery order on your doorstep. There does not have to be someone available to accept the delivery. No need to worry, perishable food items will be left in temperature-controlled totes. Please note that although doorstep delivery is available in every city where Amazon Fresh is offered, at this time it is not a delivery option for those that live in buildings with secure entries or limited access.
Amazon Fresh Pickup
In select areas, consumers can pick up their Amazon Fresh order from designated areas during a specific time slot. There is no fee to pick up your order nor is there an order minimum.
How Much Does Amazon Fresh Cost and How Do You Sign Up?
Amazon Fresh is available to Amazon Prime Members only as an add-on. Amazon Fresh costs an additional $14.99 a month in addition to Prime Membership fees. Who qualifies for Amazon Fresh?
- Amazon Prime Members
- Amazon Prime Student
- Both Paid and Trial Prime Members
- Invited Guests of Prime Members
- Customers Who Have a Valid SNAP EBT Card (exempt from monthly charges)
Enjoy a 30-day free trial when you first sign up for Amazon Fresh!
Choose the Most Convenient Way to Order
Amazon Fresh consumers can choose from two different methods of ordering groceries:
- Manual – Manually add groceries to your cart either on your computer or the app on your phone.
- Voice (automated) – With the integration of smart home features such as Alexa, you can add groceries to your cart and place your order simply with voice commands. (This is great if you think of an item as you’re walking out the door)
You can make minor changes to your order after it is placed and before it is processed.
How Can You Pay For Your Order?
Your Amazon Fresh bill is invoiced and delivered separately from your Prime membership fees. However, your preferred payment method used for your Prime account will also be used for Amazon Fresh unless you change your account preferences.
Amazon Fresh Return Policy
If you are unsatisfied with part of your grocery order or receive damaged or unusable goods, Amazon Fresh offers a refund up to 30 days after purchase. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact customer support at any time!
How Can You Cancel Your Membership?
Amazon Fresh is a no-obligation online grocery shopping service. You can cancel your membership at any time without penalty. You can also end your membership during the free-trial period and your card will not be charged.
Enjoy More Time with Your Family and Less Time in the Grocery Store
Your day-to-day life is already busy enough and quality time with your family is important. You shouldn’t have to choose between providing your family with nutritious meals and spending quality family time. Now you don’t have to. There is something to be said for convenience and Amazon Fresh gives you just that. Amazon Fresh offers the flexibility and convenience you need to make to decrease stress. Helpful Home is dedicated to providing tips and strategies for living your best life!